Speakers Bureau

A true story for your Inspirational and Life-changing event.

Is your Inspirational, Motivation and Ventilation program looking for a boost or a change of pace? Personal testimony and shared experience is the most powerful and effective way to change attitudes and perceptions about life and safety.

50+ speakers ready to share their personal story

Members of the Speakers Bureau are volunteers from across Africa who have been affected by a life-threatening Challenges such as Abuse in Marriages, Chronic Diseases, Teenage Pregnancy, Prostitution, Rape, Drugs & Alcohol Abuse either in their families or personal lives.. Their presentations are moving and unforgettable. Here’s a sampling of speakers’ personal stories. Contact Madiba Foundation to find a speaker for your event: speakersbureau@madibafoundation.org

Some of Our Speakers
KHOMOTSO

Is a Leaving Testimony and Survivor of Life-threatening Challenge; after his FIRST precious Wedding Celebration his marriage existed for only three months. One month of being blessed with a child and two months of spouse being in a comma, admitted in Intensive Care Unite. When they celebrated their wedding the wife was pregnant with a baby girl who was born the following month after the celebration. The Second month after their Wedding Celebration his wife was admitted to ICU (Intensive Care Unite) for 62 days in a comma due to birth complications. Khomotso stood by the side of the wife’s bed for all those days without reporting to work, hoping that the wife will recover; unfortunately the wife passed away leaving him with a 3 months baby. Khomotso was stressed, traumatised and given up on life; he went through counselling classes which unfortunately never helped him. He later survived the trauma and pain of losing his spouse at an unexpected time (Honeymoon Stage).

Now he has happily married again; Khomotso has a great sense of humor, but takes his Life-threatening Challenge message very seriously.

NAMPUSHENG

Lived in a violent marriage for years. She was very naïve at first and really didn’t know people like him existed. He would kick her, slap her, push her, trip her over, throw things at her, stand on my feet, yell abuse, call her names like ‘social cripple’, punched her, the list goes on and on. In fact he would say to people that he couldn’t stand ‘wife bashers’. He would tell me that he didn’t want the child to play with so and SOS children because they were a bad influence. He tried to isolate them from all those who loved them and new people they met would go through character assassinations by him. Life was continuous hell, fear, and horror and he always blamed the child or me for his violence. Things got a lot worse towards the end. He would threaten to run us all off the road in the car and kill us. The violence became a daily occurrence if not several episodes a day.

Basically she coped by trying to keep him happy so he wouldn’t do these things to them. She believed for a long time that it was her fault or the child’s. She cried a lot when he wasn’t home. She lost all her belief in herself. She was totally isolated and spoke to no one about what was happening. She don’t think she really did cope except to hide it from the world and from herself. Nampusheng is a Survivor of Life-threatening Challenge – Abuse and ready to impact people’s lives positively.

Learn More About Our Speakers

Madiba Foundation speakers are parents, spouses and friends. They have been trained to deliver an unforgettable presentation about the pain of Life-threatening Challenges, or on the impact of living with abusive partner. They are united in their experience that sharing their personal story will prevent further damage and challenges in the next generation. Since the program began in 2017, Speakers Bureau volunteers have told their stories to thousands of people.

Speakers’ stories tackle a range of challenges and abuse, including:

  • Abuse in Marriages
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Drugs & Alcohol Abuse and more

Our speakers will come to your site to bring home the reality and repercussions of Life-threatening Challenges to your employees or attendees. Their testimonies personalize the reality of pain and are compelling, riveting and never to be forgotten. They are not psychological experts, but their stories reinforce the “why” behind emotional support programs, more especially in workplaces and schools. Ready to talk about a speaker for your event? We will do our best to recommend a speaker who is a good fit for your theme and audience. We also try to keep your costs down by selecting a speaker who’s located as close to you as possible. Email: speakersbureau@madibafoundation.org

How the program works
1. The right speaker

Contact us with the date and theme for your event and we will work with you to find a speaker who can provide the ideal story and a powerful message for your audience. We can usually suggest a speaker from your province or region.

2. The arrangements

Our staff will coordinate everything with you – travel arrangements, audio-visual – everything.

3. The costs

Madiba Foundation speakers are volunteers who dedicate their time on the understanding that a donation will be made to Madiba Foundation. As Madiba Foundation staff work with you we will discuss a donation amount. You are also asked to cover the expenses to bring the speaker to your event and accommodation.

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Volunteer Expenses

Travel expenses, food and lodging (where applicable) will be covered by the organization booking a speaker. A few of our volunteers require compensation for lost wages as they must take time off work to speak at an event. An estimate of expenses will be provided during the booking process.

I understand that volunteer expenses must be covered by my organization and that Madiba Foundation will discuss and confirm the expenses as part of the booking contract.

Thank you for your interest in Madiba Foundation National Speakers Bureau. We will call you to confirm details and speaker availability for your event. Our speakers may not always be available for all locations. We will do our best to accommodate your request.