‘My history musn’t repeat for kids’

2015-12-08 06:00
 Kensington son Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All Training Academy, says he is determined to improve the community by making sure children excel in everything they do by equipping them with the right tools.  PHOTO: TIYESE JERANJI

Kensington son Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All Training Academy, says he is determined to improve the community by making sure children excel in everything they do by equipping them with the right tools. PHOTO: TIYESE JERANJI

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Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All Training Academy, says equipping pupils with skills for reading, preparing for exams and studying is his priority.

Born and bred in Kensington, De Kock says he wants to help pupils pass with flying colours – the kind of help he never had growing up.

De Kock visits schools giving training on memory, numeracy, language, team-building and entrepreneurship, so that in whatever they do the pupils can excel and become better people in life.

People’s Post caught up with him at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory where he was giving pupils entrepreneurship training.

“Make it fun and interesting so that people will remember what you taught them. Learning doesn’t have to be uptight and boring. Take thinks easy and make sure that kids will remember the lesson for the day,” he says.

A dedicated and energetic teacher, De Kock says when he was young he failed Grade 4. He came last in his class that year. He had to go for psychiatric evaluation.

“They told me I would never pass, but I knew that was a lie. I wasn’t a bad student; they all said I had difficulty in processing things, so I would always fail.

“I made the dictionary my friend. I studied hard and learnt words all the time. The following year I passed and it turned out I just had a headache and I needed spectacles so that I could study better.

“However, with that failure, that’s when I decided to dedicate my time to improving other kids. I know how it is to fail, but I told myself I would give the pupils all the right tools so that they could excel. That’s how I set my goal for B-All Training Academy,” he says.

When he finished school he went for his tertiary education and got a job. He saved money and four years ago the academy was born.

“I know how it is to fail and I try by all means to help. This is also my way of giving back to the communities; doing what I love for the better of the future.”

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