Written by: Sam Mothpeng
On 4, June 2015, Education Ambassadors SA published an opportunity available on SABC 3 TV channel where they were working together with the ‘Made In SA’ reality TV show looking for youth to join this reality series. I then decided to give it a shot as I believed in my talent. What started as an opportunity to inform the youth of South Africa more about my goal of persuading career in Corporate and marketing communication and what I have done to reach that goal which led to me discovering my passion. Through the effort of Education Ambassadors SA, a producer of the show told me I was chosen as one of the young South African people who will be featured on their 26 episodes season 3 show.
During the shooting of the show I had a chance to tell the story of how I hustled and worked hard to get to where I am today and about the people that assisted me. But most importantly I had an opportunity to become FNB eBucks’ Corporate Communication Officer for a day, whereby I had a task to come up with a communication plan for their annual festive campaign that runs from October up until December. The communication plan focused on three aspects of communication: Internal communication, Public relations and Corporate Social Investment. I created an internal communication poster for them that was good to an extend that they brought it to life in a fabric format for me; I would not be surprised if they use it to inform their employees about the campaign.
That moment was a momentous and major one in my life. However, during the show the most important moment was when I realised that I actually love being in front of the camera and following scripts. That process proved to me that my passion is actually acting. I am currently doing my final year in BA Communications at the North-West University in order to be able to reach my goal and I am also doing acting and modeling in my spare time. I know one day somehow it is going to get to a point where I have to choose between my career and passion but it is okay; it will be a win-win situation for me because I love and enjoy both of them. I would like to thank Education Ambassadors SA for the opportunity they granted me which helped me realise something else that I am good at. Keep up the great work you are doing for South African youth.
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We are glad that team Education Ambassadors SA was able to assist you in reaching your dreaming, Sam. Thank you for sharing your story and experience with our community. We are so proud of you and wish you all the best.
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