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Debbie Dulamo, a grade 7 learner from Khindlimukani Junior Secondary School used the power of words to inspire fellow students to respect teachers


Meadowlands West, Gauteng – Debbie Dulamo has blown people away with an inspiring speech, encouraging fellow learners to have respect for their teachers. Debbie wanted to show the children coming up through the grades how important it is to have respect for those helping shape their futures.

The speech starts off by explaining what respect means “Respect is a deep feeling of admiration for someone or something because of their good qualities or achievements”.

Debbie goes on to explains that respect brings dignity and honour into the lives of your family and your own. She believes that respect leads to great prosperity.

Debbie hopes that the message will help children understand that it all starts with respect for the teachers. She encourages the learners to be careful with who they are friends with. She says that bad friends can bring you down and you should rather remove them from your lives in order to succeed.

“They are here to feed you with the knowledge that you want, but you’re not listening to them. Let me tell you something, there are also friends who make you disrespect your teachers and parents. Not everyone should be your friend, and some people are making you beta – not better. Delete them from your life, they’re not helping you with anything!”

Debbie has high hopes and wants to be an electrical engineer someday. Using these morals helps as a guide through life. Each child listening was encouraged to know they are the CEO of their own lives.

You can watch the inspiring speech below.

Sources: The South African 
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