Recently we said goodbye to Nombuso Dlamini who was a member of the PPI family for five years as a coach, and also worked as our administrative assistant. Nombuso moved on to other opportunities but recently wrote PPI-SA a card in which she expressed her thanks and love for what the PPI-SA family has done for her. We hope that Nombuso’s card can give you an idea of how our PeacePlayers “family” works here in South Africa:
Thanks to PPI!
I’m not sure whether these words would be able to cover all I want to say, but if they don’t, I hope you can understand how full of meaning they are.
You have contributed so much value to my life. I really feel that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the kind of people (family) that you are. I’ve never been inspired like this, and my attitude has changed for the better because of being around people like you. I can’t forget to thank Nasiphi and Douwie for their motivations. I think Sifiso C. was right when he said you guys should be motivational speakers. I know I have said this beore, but Ntobeko has been more like my uncle overall. Thobani taught me a lot of things about life and was like my mentor. I know that the four hours of life skills meetings we had were meant to prepare kids sessions, but honestly I think I benefitted way more than the kids from them!
Thobani, I’ve never seen such dedication and passion and I really feel that you should be treated like treasure to PPI. Please follow that passion of yours, you rock (ungamadwala). Mtu, I regret I was not on the City-Wide team now that my whole job is event planning! To Marcel, you’re the star. I was looking forward to working with you and learning from you, but I know everyone at PPI-SA will benefit from you joining our organization.
Just a lesson for everyone, especially the Area Coordinators, make sure you use these people and the opportunity you have to learn, all the things we learn at PPI help us in the future. As for everyone, keep that PPI flag up there. I’m proud of being a PPI product, and I know many more people will leave PeacePlayers as better people. “You have changed my perceptions.”
I really miss you guys. I’ve learned so much from all of you.