Joshua Hinckley, a student at St. Benedicts College, did his required community service at the Johannesburg Children’s Home which inspired him to do more!
Most schools these days set the task of community service, each student needs to give back for a number of hours to be assessed. Joshua’s school had this task in place so he went to the Johannesburg Children’s home to help out.
Joshua completed his required hours but couldn’t face leaving! He felt there was more he could do, more time to spare and more to give back.
Joshua is a talented swimmer and the sport is taken very seriously at St. Benedicts College. Joshua decided that knowing how to swim was important, especially because so many children in South Africa never get the opportunity to learn.
The statistics for drowning cases are scary! Joshua will be making a huge impact on the lives of the children he helps! The Johannesburg Children’s Home posted the news about Joshua’s swimming lessons on their Facebook page.
“After spending time here he decided that he wanted to give back more in his own way. Joshua has arranged a swimming program with his St Benedicts peers.”
“Joshua approached his coach with his idea and motivated everyone to teach our children how to swim.”
“Joshua and his team will be working towards their own goals at becoming coaches, as well as assisting our children. Thank you Joshua and team we appreciate your support.”
People’s reactions to the post have been filled with excitement and pride!
“Fantastic Josh! You’re a fantastic example to those coming up behind you!!” – Heidi Lumb
“Awesome Josh, we are so proud of you!” – Megan De Beer
“Love this – such an important life skill.” – Jenny Johns Volek