In the heart of Switzerland there is a mountain of chocolate. Not really, but it makes for a good start to this story.
It is not always easy to give opportunities to those that need it. Before the start of a project, we may have lofty goals of upliftment, changing lives and making a difference to South Africa.
In 2013, while homeschooling my daughters, I met two orphans at a local township. Through a process, the boys were placed in the Khayalethu Boys home in Port Elizabeth.
I still remember sitting in the Nelson Mandela University Indoor Stadium at the opening ceremony of my first robotics competition.
Being a mom of three children has taught me a great deal about motivation. In binary terms: "Mom can motivate a child" would be TRUE.
When I homeschooled my daughters, I did not buy any preset curriculum. In fact I hardly spent any money at all.