“Inspire the Next” passes the baton
The dawn of democracy in South Africa 25 years ago signified not only the ability for South Africans to be directly involved with creating laws or electing representatives who create laws on their behalf, but it signified the importance of power sharing and equality regardless of creed, age or gender.
This is the very fight the women of 1956 fought for when they marched to the Union Buildings, they fought for liberty, empowerment and most importantly equality. The march paved a way for the coming generation and this is what “Inspire the Next” seeks to achieve.
Inspire the Next is an initiative founded by Ms Lebo Maphumulo, a Corporate Specialist for the Line Engineering Services department within Eskom’s Group Technology Division and graduate with a Bsc in Engineering for Univeristy Tecknologi Petronas and Msc in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand. The movement seeks to inspire and encourage men and women of all ages to focus on entrepreneurship with the intent of eradicating poverty and improving our disadvantaged communities through empowerment. Through the initiative all ages men and women are provided with tools, support and guidance to help them identify their passions and purpose then mentoring and coaching them towards unleashing their unlimited potential.
The movement will officially be launched on Saturday, 31 August 2019 at the ULP House in Midrand, Johannesburg. The programme boasts an impressive line-up of speakers, including coaches in the money, personal, professional, management, financial, behavioural, spiritual and social spectrums.
With the unemployment rate reported to be at 27.9% in the first quarter of 2019, initiatives such as this one, which seek to guide individual and transform South Africa by inspiring and achieving radical positive change in people’s lives are much needed.
Whether we realise it or not, we are all guardians of our lives and guardians of helping others at the same time. We are called to run our race, keep the professional momentum ablaze, and pass the baton of knowledge, truth, encouragement and necessary tools to the next generation.