As important as a child dreaming is us encouraging them to do so because it increases the chances of them becoming reality…as it did here! 9 year old Caine made a games arcade out of cardboard boxes and old toys. His first customer made a 10 minute film about him. In 4 days, between Vimeo and YouTube alone, it got watched 3.5 million times. This week saw almost a million rand raised for his college fund…and he was given a pinball machine. By this weekend, the queues had vanished. His week of fame may be over but he’ll never forget … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Another motivational moment for all of you in Knysna suffering during this Recession. This one is especially for the business owners. “The time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The greatest tragedies of the Recession can be found in small towns like Knysna where so many are struggling to survive. It’s also where the greatest braveries can be found. Forget, for a while, empty shops and windows screaming, “For Rent!” Instead, think on those who are working their arse off to hang onto their business and keep a roof over their family’s heads. Being a business owner takes more courage than taking a salary ever will. Let’s admire, sympathize with, and support these individuals of oak who we, without, would not have a town at all! SALUTING YOU A … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This one’s for every business person in Knysna battling during this Recession…'Click here to read full article...'
In 1992, 12 year old Severn Suzuki addressed the United Nations at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Her speech became known as The Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes. It is as important today as it was then. Listen…'Click here to read full article...'
Yes, you can! You can do anything you want to. That’s the message from Team Hoyt, a father and son team with a major difference. It’s the amazing testimony of a father’s love for his handicapped son. This gives a whole new meaning to triathlon!'Click here to read full article...'
You are not alone. This Recession is one of the most challenging periods of our lives for many of us. One way i suggest people get through their low moments is to remember the worst things that have happened to them in the past, reminding that because they got through that, they are strong enough to get through this. But sometimes we need an inspirational push.'Click here to read full article...'
This will become one of the most inspirational and amazing videos you’ve ever seen! If i could persuade you to do just one thing this week, it would be to watch this. Trust me, it will not only linger in your mind but also make you want to share it with your friends and family. The Recession in Knysna is tough. With so many businesses closed, people unemployed, hotels and restaurants empty, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and despair. It’s become almost impossible to go for a walk or have a conversation without experiencing negativity. We’re a small town so … ‘Click here to read full article…’
One of the goals of the OUR KNYSNA project is for children from disadvantaged backgrounds to experience the pure beauty of Knysna and surrounding areas. They mustn’t treat their suburb and circumstances as most of their world. That kind of thought imprisons the mind and kills dreams before they are born. We want them to discover a bigger world and no better way to start that than by making them proudly Knysnian. Lately, every time i look at my photos i’m reminded that so many kids haven’t seen these places. Soon, some of them will… NB: This though will be … ‘Click here to read full article…’