- Bradwin was bullied because of his ears and facial birthmark
- He joined a team-building initiative at his school
- It helped him build his self confidence
A Western Cape schoolboy has overcome bullying from his classmates and built his self-confidence thanks to a series of team-building activities.
Bradwin Louis once felt alone and lacked confidence because his classmates made fun of his ears and a facial birthmark, Briefly.co.za learned.
In an interview with Beautiful News, Bradwin said the team-building initiative imparted life lessons that gave him a newfound resilience.
The initiative is conducted by the ColdPlay Trust, a nonprofit organisation founded in 2010. It uses activities and sports to help children and young adults develop life skills.
Bradwin credited the Trust, which focuses on those from difficult backgrounds, for helping him. He said:
People used to tease me about my ears and the mark on my eye. They used to say bad things about me, but I learned that I was more than what other people thought of me.
The brave boy added:
I didn't have self-confidence at first, but as I did work with them, I got a lot of confidence. It doesn't matter what people think of us. What matters is our character and what we do with it.
No matter how you look or where you come from, you can still be the person you want to be. But when you do the right things at the right time, you will see being a better person comes naturally.
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