Motshedisi Likate known as Tshidi wants to change the world. The Qwa Qwa born lady has set up her own counselling group where she meets with young girls to discuss various subjects.
When she was younger, Tshidi’s parents separated and she was brought up by her mother, grandmother and aunts who encouraged her to attend and excel at school.
She always had a passion to help others and volunteered at the Save the Children clinic, where she talked to girls about the issues they faced.She was particularly concerned about young girls who were engaging in sexual relations with older men in exchange for air-time on their phones, food and clothes.
It was this experience that inspired Tshidi to set up her own counselling group, an NGO called Beat She Can. The girls in the group meet weekly with social workers to discuss a whole range of subjects. One of the issues that often arises is that girls are ashamed to go to school when they have their period. In some cases, the girls drop out of school altogether.
Tshidi is trying to change that and is currently studying Early Childhood Development at Sharpeville College.
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