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I’m Proud To Still Be At School!

Being involved as an athlete and netball player with Special Olympics Swaziland gave Phetsile Ngubeni the confidence and courage to stay in school, when many of her peers dropped out.

My name is Phetsile Ngubeni. I am 16 years old, and I am doing Grade Six at Lobamba National Primary School. 

I got involved with Special Olympics when they visited our school this year, in 2016. My favorite sport is netball. Netball is a really fun sport to do, and helps me to interact with my peers. 

Since I have been involved with Special Olympics, it has changed my life, because I am no longer shy. Special Olympics is about including people with intellectual disabilities, and transforming them through sports. Special Olympics has changed my life because it accepts everyone for who they are. 

One thing I am proud of, is that I’m still at school. When most of my peers have dropped out, my involvement with Special Olympics has given me the courage to finish my studies. 

Editor’s Note: Lobamba is the capital city of the Kingdom of Swaziland, a small sovereign state in Southern Africa which borders Mozambique and South Africa.

About Me:

My name is Phetsile Ngubeni. I am 16 years old, and I am doing Grade Six at Lobamba National Primary School in Swaziland. My favorite sport is netball.