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How I Survived Bullying – Lelo Mofokeng

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How I Survived Bullying – Lelo Mofokeng

Lelo Mofokeng discusses his book 'How I Survived Bullying'. (Camera & editing: Darlene Creamer)

29th May 2018

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Eight year old Lelo Mofokeng's book How I Survived Bullying is a tell all about his ordeal of being bullied while in Grade 0 in 2016.

The young author from Esther Park wanted to help other kids who could be going through the same experience to know what to do if they are being bullied.

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He tells of how his mum was his hero during this horrible ordeal.
 
Mofokeng is in Grade 3 and fortunately for him the bullying stopped and he is getting along with his oppressor, although they are not the best friends.
 
The book is a clear demonstration that many schools are still battling with bullying. Lelo ended up hating school because he was terrified of his bully.
 
How I Survived Bullying includes illustrations of the characters Mofokeng writes about – all these are drawn by him. He is passionate about animation, even more than he is about writing.
 
He also advises bullies to be nice and if they have a sad heart, to speak to a teacher or family member.
 
The eight-year-old is currently working on four different books.
 
To order his book, you may contact his mom, Lerato Rakgaba, on 082 830 0121 or email: leeyahra@yahoo.com

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