RLabs features in Business Day

RLabs features in Business Day

Today RLabs and She’s The Geek featured in the Business Day about the work being done in the Community.

“EVERY so often one is reminded of the huge effect a single decision can have on a life. It is as cleric and author Frederick Speakman said: “Decisions determine destiny.” Like the decision Monique Ross made about three years ago when, as a skeletal and suicidal tik (methamphetamine) addict on the Cape Flats, she dragged herself to Impact Direct and resolved to listen to what counsellors had to say.

B ecause of that decision, Ross is not only the brain and fingers behind She’s The Geek, which was recently named “best science and technology blog” in the 2010 South African Blog Awards, but she also helps organisations and individuals across SA understand what social media is all about and how they can use it to their advantage.

“I spent the day before I came to Impact Direct trying to work out how to end my life,” she recalls. “I had nothing — not even the tools to kill myself. I’d lost my job and all contact with my family. I’d stopped eating and was about 30kg underweight and had reached a point at which nothing made me feel good any more. When someone from the centre said they could help, I knew I had to make a change, so I came here.”… Read more


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