It is time to say cheers to South Africa. The freedom that democracy is supposed to provide is a myth. Economic growth is deteriorating. Crime is making South Africans very nervous. And people don’t feel at ease in our country anymore. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 4min+
It’s better to be a Jack of all trades than master of one. Teachers need to use different teaching styles to accommodate different learning styles. Teens need to have many friends of the opposite sex rather than clinging to one boyfriend. And parents need many skills to survive their children’s teenage stage. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 4min+
Leaders of today have lost their way. Leaders’ egos stand in the way of their purpose. For modern leaders it is all about power and money. And the election of leaders has turned into a popularity contest. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 4min+
Life’s track can be compared with a horseracing track. In order to run on life’s track you must put on your durable ‘horse shoes.’ Like a jockey has control over his horse, you must take control of your life. To run on life’s track you must be willing to work in a team like a horse and its master. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 3-3.5min
Technology addiction is a serious problem! It has a negative impact on school results. It has a negative impact on relationships. And cyber bullying has become a reality. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 4min+
Teenagers are like cellphones. They suffer from information overload. People think they can just download some applications onto teenagers to make them do whatever they demand. And teenagers need to recharge and relax. Suitable for grade 4-7. Length of speech: 4min+
Teenagers struggle to find role models in whose footsteps they can follow. School leaders get chosen based on popularity and not integrity. Famous people have questionable lifestyles. And parents don’t practice what they preach. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 4min+
Teenagers’ expectations differ from reality like day and night. We expect the future to be bright, but that isn’t always the case. We expect our friends to be part of our lives forever, but they end up stabbing us in the back. And we expect our parents to understand us, but that seldom happens. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 4min+
Teens wear masks. They put on the confidence mask when they make choices. They put on the ‘cool’ mask when it comes to friends. And they put on the grown-up mask to pretend that they don’t need their parents. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 4min+
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Therefore you must have the courage to pursue your dreams. You must be prepared to never give up. And you must work hard to make your dreams come true. Suitable for grade 8-12. Length of speech: 4min+
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