ROLE MOD­ELS NEEDED IN OUR AREA

Cape Argus - - METRO -

LIKE all Hanover Park youth they want to be suc­cess­ful. Many drop out of school in the early grades and a few makes it to ma­tric.

At present the area is on knife edge be­cause of the killings in the area.

How do you be­come suc­cess­ful in such an area? We have seen a Mountview High School stu­dent lose his life, a Groen­vlei High School stu­dent al­most killed and an ex-Mountview stu­dent (Gift of the Givers) also killed.

Their lives are cut short... with no suc­cess to look for­ward to. Our po­lice force are non-ex­is­tent... with only empty prom­ises.

With all this gloom and doom I am proud to say that our lo­cal boy Carl van Ree­nen (Mountview High School) “Wade Van Niek­erk” is go­ing places.

He has just been of­fered an ath­let­ics schol­ar­ship at a pres­ti­gious school.

In all this tur­moil of killings and drug abuse I pray God’s bless­ings over his life be­cause suc­cess is knock­ing at his door.

I be­lieve that in the next cou­ple of years we will see an­other star in the mak­ing.

Hanover Park needs this pos­i­tiv­ity, among all the killings and drugs.

The area is scream­ing for some suc­cess­ful peo­ple.

Many have come out of Hanover Park and just turn their backs on the area. They don’t have the courage or back­bone to give back from where they come from.

Even our most suc­cess­ful soc­cer star Benni McCarthy has for­got­ten his roots.

These are the suc­cess­ful role mod­els the youth are look­ing up to. PN HEN­DRICKS Hanover Park

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