Submitted By: Mpendulo Ncubukezi‎ 

It’s the little things that citizens do. That’s what will make the difference.” 

~ Wangari Maathai

Within a month of establishing #ImStaying we were hearing from our Stayers how they were motivated by the ethos of the group to go out and do GOOD DEEDS.  On the outskirts of Cape Town, right beside the international airport, lies Delft, a township plagued by poverty and numerous social struggles.  And yet, in the midst of this community, one man was motivated to do something about improving his surroundings.  

We must change bad habits.

“I promised that since I was motivated by #ImStaying, we would clean Delft.  We reported all those who were throwing rubbish around.  We didn’t want to show our faces as we reported them, but we are still cleaning. 

Believe me, it is going to be clean!  We have told police to patrol daily too.  We will be teaching people about drugs and many more things.  But we will clean Delft!

We must change bad habits.

Habits uncorrected are habits repeated, and habits repeated are results repeated.  You cannot expect different results if you don’t change the way of doing things – it would be insane.  If you keep on doing the same thing, in the same way, all the time, you will keep on producing the same results all the time.  If you want to change the results you must change your habits.”

We salute you, Mpendulo Ncubukezi‎, for your leadership, hard work, and for taking the initiative.  You, sir, have the heart of a true Stayer!

Edited By: Patricia Stapleton

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