The event on Saturday 31 August 2019, #ConversationWithYou was a success at Pretoria near Bosman.
The event was about bridging the gap between parents and teenagers, under the question of Who failed Who? It has become an inevitable truth that teenagers find parents to be boring due the their custom ways of life and on the other side there are parents who do not understand their children.
The whole purpose of the event was to bring about solutions admits this social illness that are faced by broken families. The audience largely expressed that indeed, they never put themselves in parents shoes and parents did admit they are not willing to relearn.
“I would say, it may not gone according to my plans because what transpired was bigger than my expectations. We had 50 people in attendance and most of them where people l knew”, said Howard Zondo, the event hoster and Founder and Author of Young Black and Powerful.
During the event, Kabelo Mabona, the author of Forgiveness is a journey was a speaker of the day, they had poetry performance by Tshiamo Moyo and Sharon Sindane and Selokela Molamodi, William Baloyi were MC of the day, motivational talk from Oshebeng Mochaka and the New Generation of Eagles did a drama performance.
Howard Zondo said the audiences were very positive and interactive during the event, and some did express they had been carrying pain all along but did not have the platform to do so. That to me speaks of the achievement l yearned to achieve from the event.
The only challenge Zondo faced was marketing and reaching people.
At the event there was a time were people got emotional, as people were sharing some of their touchy situations they have gone through in their lives. However, there was also a time to laugh!
“I am very happy with how everything unfolded; l would not have done it myself without my selfless team of YBP; Lucky Gira and Tokelo Hlagala. From the responses, people want more of these events, meaning the third #ConversationWithYou happening in November for Boys Indaba will be a success”, said Zondo.
The only thing l did in the morning was to pray and let God take charge.
Howard Zondo also used the event as a platform to talk about his books, sharing with other authors who were part of the event and some purchased Lessons from a Domestic Worker and Young Black and Powerful books.
Zondo said he would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who made the day a success even in absentia.
By: Fortunate Machaba