Grade 8 pupil's powerful speech on race leave South Africans awed

Grade 8 pupil's powerful speech on race leave South Africans awed

Children often have unique perspectives on life that are untainted by the problems that adults stare themselves blind at. This leads to them thinking differently on some issues, something that could have really good results in the future.

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This was this case when a grade 8 learner gave a speech that had adults in awe. She addressed race in her speech and said her words were thought-provoking.

Briefly.co.za learned that the young inspirational girl is Mashallah Maha from East London and she is giving South Africans hope for the future of the youth.

Her incredible speech was shared on social media and people felt her video should go viral to reach as many South Africans as possible.

In her speech the girl used wonderful terms to discuss the colour of skin, making her point that colour truly does not matter.

She added that assigning people to a group based on the colour of their skin results in the loss of information of the individual. Only, she said it in a more powerful way:

When we assign people to a group based on their skin colour, we lose information about who they are as an individual.

She ended her speech by quoting Nelson Mandela:

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

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South Africans were deeply moved by the words of this young girl. The comments on the shared video showed people's admiration.

Nuraan Delcarme - Powerful
Saadia Adil Khan - Omg! Mashallah Maha is so articulate !
Sara Cox - Wow, this video really needs to go viral with her consent. So well spoken. This lady is going to go places... She can and I believe will make a difference to our rainbow nation. I salute u.
Leonard Feinstein - Amazing .. Goosebumps .. bless her

Listen to the speech and think about the things that this young mind wanted to share:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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