A hike up Table Mountain in Cape Town has helped a group of Vision AfriKa learners understand the importance of persevering and always continuing to move forwards.
The Grade 10 students made their first trip to the iconic mountain at the end of November. Although they were initially blasé about how difficult climbing it would prove to be, many of them soon became tired and wanted to turn back.
But, with the support and encouragement of their leaders and friends, everyone made it to the top, where they proceeded to sing and dance for joy at their achievement. Even more amazingly, the round trip took a total of only four hours rather than the usual six.
But the learners’ biggest triumph of all was coming to realise that if they were able to traverse up and down Table Mountain, they also had it within themselves to tackle any obstacle that comes their way.
By simply stopping, resting, looking back briefly and taking stock, they were able to see how far they had come and just how important it was to keep on going. They also learned that the path to success is a long one but, if they try, it is possible to get there in the end.