Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Supporting and nurturing our young people
"At Carryou Ministry we believe the youth of this country is our future and it is our duty to support, nurture and develop young people.
"Recently we met with 14 grade 12 learners with whom we were involved last year. The purpose of the meeting was to show support and act as mentors and coaches should they need us.
"Some of the youngsters are well on the way to success. For example, Martha Come and Mavis Makope were admitted to the Witbank FET College and we transported them there, along with all they need for their daily living. Martha is registered for a Human Resources and Public Relations course, while Mavis is following the ESD Educational Line in her career path.
"Mpho is a young lady, aged 18, from Toekomsrus, studying Electrical Engineering at the Krugersdorp Westcol FET college and is extremely determined.
"From the Elandsvlei Drop-in Centre, we have nine grade 12 learners who wrote matric last year. Of those, six passed but did not qualify for university exemption. We were able to encourage them to acquire computer skills. The cost of computer training per individual, including transport is R6000.00, over a period of three months (R36 000) but once they have completed the training they will have a recognised computer certificate on level 4.
"The other three learners from Elandsvlei passed well and were granted bursaries. Tshepo Motshega was the top student at Ithuteng High School and was given a R50 000 bursary and admitted to the University of Johannesburg, to study B Com.
"Another learner is studying Psychology at one of the colleges in Rosebank.
"We are delighted to be able to play a part in assisting these fine young men and women to achieve their dreams and, anticipate they will play a significant role in this country's future."