Teen entrepreneurs launch bullying & mental illness support app

Teen entrepreneurs launch bullying & mental illness support app

Developed by sibling entrepreneurs Hannah and Charlie Lucas, notOK is an app designed for young people in need of mental and physical health support. Inspired by Hannah’s own development of Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTs), a condition that causes her to faint, the unpredictability of this and the fear of being alone spiraled into anxiety and depression. During one of her lowest moments, one in which she contemplated self-harm, Hannah wondered how things might be different if she had an immediate resource to help her cope? “What if there was a button I could press and someone would immediately know I was not okay?”

And so notOK was born. For many dealing with mental illness and related health issues, writing a text or making a phone call can feel impossible. But pressing a single button might be accessible enough to save a life.

notOK is available on iPhone and Android.

Read more on Afropunk

Overview of Unemployment Rates in SA Youth

Overview of Unemployment Rates in SA Youth

South Africa is ranked 40th out of 63 economies in terms of entrepreneurial education at school stage.

Advice from TOP 10 Successful SA Women

Advice from TOP 10 Successful SA Women

Advice On Balancing Work And Family

 

PART 1 FARAH FORTUNE

Discover the secrets of these ten innovative women entrepreneurs who have built highly successful SA businesses, while juggling family responsibilities.

Farah Fortune resigned from her previous position and started her business from her bedroom floor. Fortune soon found herself sharing two-minute noodles with her daughter as the money began to run out.

Fortune had to momentarily shelve her dream of starting her own business and work for a PR company in order to support her daughter. She hated every minute of it so when her CC registration finally come through, she walked out the door.

Today, African Star Communications represents high-profile rappers such as K.O and Solo, and stand-up comedians Loyiso Gola and Jason Goliath. What made Fortune different from other PR firms is she took on small clients and made them into big stars.

Fortune revealed:

“My daughter keeps me motivated; she needs clothes on her back and food in her stomach. Even if this didn’t work for me, I’d scrub toilets to make sure she had what she needed. I will never see my child suffer.”

Fortune believes that balancing work and home isn’t easy at all; she has a demanding career and considers herself very lucky to have an amazing support system.

Fortune doesn’t feel like she’s missing out on anything as her daughter is her priority she makes sure she’s always there for her.

Read more on Farah Fortune’s journey to success here.

The Story of your Life

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The Story of your Life

Listen to your heart…be happy…don’t give up and always believe! The beautiful story from Buddha’s Tale about the Value Of Life, read by Dare to do. Motivation