Reflecting with Katlego Pele

Søren Kierkegaard once said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” To us, this quote encapsulates the importance of reflection.

Reflection helps us to learn from our mistakes and make more calculated decisions in the future. 

In this article we sat with Katlego Pele, to reflect on her journey with the Coronation YES programme.

Here’s what she had to say: 

“Through my experience with the Coronation team, I received an (sic) excellent working experience. 

Moreover, the digital skills induction introduced me to new skills and has changed me to think critically. My confidence, communication and cooperative skills developed a lot throughout the program. 

I met hardworking and enthusiastic people. Sometimes it was tough, to be honest with my teammates. I had learnt that all the members need to be open with one another for a team to work when feeling confused and lost.
But also, we need to be honest with one another when someone does well. I have also learned that clear communication is vital for a team to be resilient. 

It is always important to remember that you are not working with different people but working with different mindsets. 

I can confidently say I’m able to discover the knowledge gap between my team members and myself. I can collaborate with others, present my ideas to the best effect, and be patient with others.”

Thank you to Katlego for sharing her experience with us, and we wish her all the best in her career. 

If you’d like to help more women like her fulfil their dreams of gaining work experience that helps them land their dream job, partner with ORT SA or donate today and help us Educate for Life.