Sensei Nwabi needs your help

2015-10-01 06:00

Sensei Nwabi Jiya is counting on your support to travel yo Germany.

Sensei Nwabi Jiya is counting on your support to travel yo Germany. PHOTO: vooxson

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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

In the case of Langa’s karate sensei, Nwabi Jiya, you dear reader can help her achieve a milestone in her life.

Sensei Nwabi has been invited to officiate at the world championships in Germany on October 21 but is now short of funds to fulfill her trip.

Nwabi’s passion for the game is a touching one.

She started training children in Langa a decade ago and now is seeing the fruits of her work as her dojo is gaining more members and medallions when competing.

“When they came here they didn’t know a thing anything about karate but today they are champions,” she remembered.

The dojo is featuring competitors in almost every division.

This to a single mother, must be a daunting task, but Nwabi takes every challenge she faces with a stride and a smile on her face.

“Basically it was about self defense tactics to mostly young girls wheo were bullied but now they have adopted the game as a lifestyle,” she said.

As City Vision visted he in Langa on Tuesday night, Nwabi, was visibly excited about the pending trip but lines of worry in her face were evident.

She needs to pay for her visa and flight ticket to Germany urgently.

“ I have approached the Department of Sport and Cultural Affairs but they declined to support me because I am not going there as a team. The total cost of my trip is R10 991 but my employers, The Portfolio Bureau, paid half of it. I need the deficit,” she said.

She said she hoped a good Samaritan would City Vision and help her.

“This is an opportunity of a life time and on top of it I am the only black woman that has been given this opportunity,” she said. If you would like to assist Nwabi call her 0748089259/0837243562

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