Why Speaking To These Boys Was Important For Me
By their age (6-7 years), I had been suspended from Princess May Primary School (London, England), 3 times.
I had broken my “friend’s” arm at nursery-age (Basic School/Pre-School) in a “fight.”
I was skulling (deliberately absent from) classes to engage in sexual activities…
I was experiencing physical abuse & emotional abuse.
I was expelled and out of school for 2-4 years.
I had no parents present.
I had no exposure to positive guidance from any source to support my internal rehabilitation from the trauma (self & externally-inflicted), as well as positive development.
When It Was Brought To My Attention I Was Invited To Speak With These Boys
I was honoured. And when I was actually before these boys, I saw then & there the significance of the men & women of tomorrow, having the support & guidance of positive adult figures, to guide them towards living their life to their fullest benefit; as well as to the benefit of the world around them.
These boys through their energy, engagement & aspirations, encouraged me & resulted in me feeling fulfilled.
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About The Author
Oshane Bryant: BSc Geology, Geography Minor; ACE CPT since 2012; Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Accelerator Graduate-2018 cohort; Licensed KUKIBO Martial Arts & Self Defense, Senior Instructor; OB Fitness Founder & Managing Director.