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