Young doctor motivates pupils

2015-08-13 06:00
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Dr Gugu Sokobi

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AS part of her passion for the development of young girls, on 7 August Dr Gugu­ Sikobi-Genotte motivated Mcushwa High School, in KwaXolo, pupils to empower themselves.

“There is no better way to empower young women during Women’s Month than to provide them with valuable information that will be instrumental in shaping their future,” said Sikobi-Genotte.

Sikobi-Genotte, in her thirties, is a UKZN Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery graduate who was born in Port Shepstone.

She is a specialist in trauma, emergency and medicine and head of casualty at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital.

She shared her journey to success, touching on her ambition as a young lady as well as the adversities she faced along the way.

Being a bursary student meant she had to be focused if she wanted to complete her studies and not lose her bursary.

Sikobi-Genotte is also a PhumlaniM Foundation motivational volunteer and warned female pupils to be careful of stereotypes and succumbing to what society imposes on them as opposed to following their own dreams.

She referred to how women are expected to get married and have children at a young age instead of being encouraged to pursue the lives they desire and acquire leadership skills.

Sikobi-Genotte advised pupils that it is easy to acquire information when you are a dreamer however, if you are passive and without ambition then you will have to be spoon-fed.

Schools and churches who want to invite Sikobi-Genotte or other PhumlaniM Foundation professionals for motivational purposes can contact PhumalaniM Foundation at khuz wayots@gmail.com or zamazin dela@yahoo.com - Supplied

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