Nondyebo comes from Uitenhage where she and three of her siblings are supported by her father’s old age pension of R940/mth. She passed her senior certificate in 2005 and went straight to a FET College to study for two years. At the end of 2007 she successfully completed her Business Management course and obtained three distinctions! She is now employed by the college as an Administrative Assistant. Congratulations Nondyebo – we are so very proud of you!
Siyabulela, Peter and Godley came from Oosterland Youth Centre in Dispatch (Eastern Cape). Children in need are placed at the centre by the children’s court. Siyabulela, Peter and Godley completed grade 10 at a LSEN (learners with special educational needs) school and applied to the ASF for bursaries to do a panelbeating practical course at PE College. All three completed their course successfully and are now gainfully employed. Siyabulela works at Raid Rangler as an apprentice panelbeater. Peter is a trainee panelbeater at Schnellekar and is based at VW in Uitenhage. Godley is working at POE Coach works as a trainee panelbeater. They have done us proud and bear testimony to the fact that given the opportunity our youth can and will rise to the challenge. Not only are they now earning an income and are able to work towards financial stability, but they see themselves as valued and respected members of the community. Well done gentlemen – we are immensely proud of you and wish you every success!
Kgotlaetsile comes from Batlhoros in the Northern Cape. Both his parents are deceased and the only income comes from his older sister who gets a child support grant for her two children. After completing his senior certificate in 2004, Kgotlaetsile went on to work as a labourer for two years, trying to help her sister. African Scholars’ Fund assisted him in January 2007 where he attended Kathu campus and successfully completed his N4 with very good marks. His positive outlook and will to succeed soon got him employed and he is now training as a Diesel Mechanic at Barloworld Equipment. Well done Kgotlaetsile!