book tour: ECR deejay tells kids to read lots to enjoy a better future

2010-12-15 00:00

YOUNG people from Pietermaritzburg listened attentively to Trevor Williams at Bessie Head Library in Pietermaritzburg yesterday as he narrated his story about his journey to becoming one of South Africa’s top radio deejays and writing his new book, Why You Won’t Get the Job.

Williams said that since last year he has been touring schools in KZN and encouraging pupils to understand the importance of education and the fundamentals of reading.

He said, “Young people must understand that they are privileged to learn things that adults of this country were not given the opportunity to know.”

Williams, a deejay with East Coast Radio, said this gives him a platform to engage young people about the importance of reading, which plays a pivotal role in stimulating ideas that will lead to a better future for them.

“We see prisons full to capacity because those who occupy them were not adequately prepared to deal with the challenges they faced as they grew up.”

Williams said he grew up in Wentworth in Durban and life was tough there because the area was crime-ridden, but his passion for music saved him from becoming a gangster.

“When I wrote this book I had interviewed a lot of directors, CEOs and company owners to find out the reason for hiring certain people, so that they can know what are companies looking for when they are employing,” said Williams.

He said this book identifies qualities that employers look for in young people and it provides basic guidelines for securing bursaries.

TNT Entertainment and the Education Department back Williams’s talks.

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