Representing the last intake from Limpopo, Miss Judith Mahlodi thanked the Buddha Light International Association (BLIA) for all three years of continually assisting the indigenous people, especially the youth of Monsterrus, Mpumalanga. Many of these youths could have been still without the vital computer skills, mainly because of lack of money, but the BLIA, with its dedicated staff made sure that this is not going to happen. It is up to them now to go out there and assist others and not only look for paid jobs, but also volunteering can help them to gain experience, as well as introduce them to the work environment. Well done BLIA!!!
Eddy Tshabalala, a former student from our computer centre in Zithobeni, used this occasion to pass the message of determination and faith to the graduates. He urged the graduates to be very determined in what they want to achieve, as well as have faith in what they believe is right. As these two phenomena are the source of courage and strength that we need, to propel our lives into greater career heights.
Venerable Hui Xing, delivering the keynote address, emphasised the need for acquiring experience and for using one’s experience to learn even greater things in life. He gave the graduates Buddha’s Blessings and invited them to come back to Nan Hua Temple and NHA as guests any time, to share their future progress and success.