IN­SPIR­ING YOUTH:

Brid­get talks to Em­pow­ered Youth about her pas­sion for po­etry and ed­u­ca­tion.

Empowered Youth Magazine - - FRONT PAGE - By Happy Rikhotso

It takes a ded­i­cated and smart girl to mas­ter dif­fer­ent life tasks. In­spir­ing us this month is a 23 year old beau­ti­ful Brid­get Nwovhe who is a med­i­cal By Happy stu­dent Rikhotso and also ad­vanc­ing in po­lit­i­cal sciences part-time. “The headache kicks in when I have to sit in for two ex­ams at the same time at dif­fer­ent in­sti­tu­tions,” she says. She adds; “Peo­ple al­ways tell me that these two are not cor­re­lated, but I am the one who is study­ing and I know what I want from them. Who knows, pos­si­bly I am the fu­ture min­is­ter of health” Not just in love with ed­u­ca­tion, but Brid­get is an or­a­tor, edi­tor, men­tor and founder of YKP Com­pany. In 2017, she re­leased her first po­etry col­lec­tion ti­tled “Cal­en­dar’s Time”. Brid­get also shares that she is hon­oured to have had Col­lec­tors of African Art in Nige­ria pub­lish her poem re­cently. “That just re­turned power to my ap­ti­tude. I have a dream of me to the world, with a hope to be the next Maya An­gelou,” she says. Her po­ems made it to the Kala­hari Re­view as well as The New Ink Re­view. The de­ter­mined Brid­get has also es­tab­lished a stu­dent ex­pan­sion ca­reer show, where they ad­vise stu­dents to make right de­ci­sions and choices when choos­ing ca­reers. “Young peo­ple are the fu­ture of this world. I guide and work closely with so many young peo­ple to re­new the mean­ing of life. I al­ways tell other young peo­ple that we are the com­pass of this world. Liv­ing en­tails courage, if the world is to be ef­fec­tive and be suc­cess­ful, there must be a strong con­trol­ling de­sire and that de­sire is courage,” she says.

A FRUIT­FUL RE­WARD:

Hard work does pay off in­deed. Brid­get was one of the fi­nal­ists at the Sol Plaatjie Euro­pean Po­etry Awards. She was awarded an award as a win­ner for 2nd Po­si­tion and has also an award for Top Young Achiever for the year of 2018 to her name. “It was a jovial and merry mo­ment, as a first time pub­lished au­thor af­ter just ten months of pub­lish­ing po­ems and be­ing the 2nd prize win­ner,” she says. She also shares that she felt re­ally con­scious­ness re­minded her that she can out­rival in ev­ery­thing she sets her mind to.

REP­RE­SENT­ING HER COUN­TRY IN MALAYSIA:

The multi-tal­ented Brid­get will be rep­re­sent­ing South Africa in Malaysia at the Global Goals Mun tak­ing place on the 11th to the 14th of Jan­uary 2019. “I am hop­ing to come back home with an award of be­ing the best del­e­gate. I am hop­ing to learn more about the world’s de­vel­op­ments, its cri­sis and so­lu­tions from other young peo­ple from all around the globe who are do­ing mar­vel­lous things,” she says.

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