Young People With Vision

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen
Member since October 16, 2015
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I recently attended a launch for a NGO called Young People With Vision (YPWV), the dream of a 14-year-old young lady, whom I am honoured to call friend.Young People With Vision was initiated for the sole purpose of giving youth the opportunity to do good. “I’ve always said that I will prove that young people really are the future. And a good one too. Because with all the bad in this country [RSA], people need hope. Something I learnt about myself and my team is that creating a smile where there...


I've Been Thinking...

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen
Member since October 16, 2015
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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. I’ve been thinking about life and the complexities, the ironies, the twists and turns of it all. I’ve been thinking about how we’re ‘supposed’ to live and how we are meant to follow the prototype we’ve been given to live by. Go to school. Get a further education. Work in a field you might not even have a passion for. Get married. Have kids. Raise them until you’re old enough to retire. Wait around doing whatever it is you can afford t...


Save Her

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen
Member since October 16, 2015
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Drowning... drowning... drowning. She realised - she is going to die. No, her life is not being lost because she jumped into waters too deep. It is her soul, being suffocated by those around her forcing her to be someone that she's not. Misfit. Rebel. Black sheep. All words some might use to describe her. But I don't think she's any of those things. I think she's just a girl, plagued by her thoughts. She doesn't allow the intricacies of her beautiful yet dangerous mind to be seen...


Big-ups To You

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen
Member since October 16, 2015
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We cannot deny that there are countless things inexcusably wrong about this place we call world, but neither can we deny that there are so many things right about it too. One of the good parts about life is that it is filled with amazing people who have big hearts and who sincerely want to make the world a better place. I sometimes feel as if good people are rare... but maybe that's only because the first things to appear on my Facebook newfeed are stories of injustices, corruption and war. Hu...


To all those trying to prove themselves

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen
Member since October 16, 2015
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Trying and trying and miserably failing at proving myself to others, forcing them to recognise my place in this world, has been one of my greatest regrets. All that I've ever wanted, was for my sincere heart and honesty, my hard work and effort, and my ambition and passion, to be noticed. I exhausted myself trying to get the acknowledgment and approval of others, eventually...I gave up trying. I know that I am not alone. There are so many of us who attempt to get noticed by t...


She Matters Too

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen
Member since October 16, 2015
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I recently witnessed a few homeless people gathered outside a store. All of them were men except for one little girl among them, around the age of two years, sitting off to the side. The men were drinking alcohol, not paying any attention to the little girl. I was really taken aback by the situation. I am aware that this was not a remarkable or unusual scenario, but when I saw it, my heart broke and it really made me sad. It made me sad because I thought about that little girl....


Then and Now

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen
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I used to believe that the world we live in, was pretty okay. I thought that the good outweighed the bad and that the little evil that exists could easily be overcome. In my mind everyone grew up like me - with values, integrity and a positive outlook on life. I believed that there was good in each and every one of us and that we all had a vision of a better, brighter tomorrow. (Boy was I wrong!) But then my eyes opened up to reality. I got a serious wake up call. I was hit with...


From One Young Girl to Another

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

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Member since October 16, 2015
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It saddens me to see how the morals, values and self-respect of today's young females, have simply been thrown out the window. What saddens me even more, is how this has become okay. Every young girl wants to feel loved, accepted and special, it has always been that way...but the ways in which we go about attaining that feeling have changed dramatically, and not for the better. I understand that times have changed, but it does not mean that how we females see ourselves have had to change too. W...


The paradox of school closure as a form of protest

Posted no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen

no picture Destiny Faye van Rooyen
Member since October 16, 2015
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For years the Department of Education in South Africa has been promising to provide more educators to understaffed schools with overcrowded classes who don't have the funds to pay more teaching staff themselves. Quite frankly, teachers and parents of learners in these schools have had enough of the empty promises, deciding to close schools down as a form of protest. Closing down schools as a form of protest is a great sacrifice, but desperate times call for desperate measures....


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  • Destiny Faye van Rooyen


    Member since October 16, 2015


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