Alumni October 2018

Dear Alumni “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton Ntsiki – ‘African Child’ To those writing exams this month, we say a special prayer and wish you clarity of mind, strength of heart and determination of purpose. We are so proud of all our alumni members!


Spelling Bee Winners

Arekopaneng Centre in Orange Farm played host to the Spelling Bee finals on 20 October 2018. Three young people in each age group from all five centres participated in the final. The 15 finalists in each age category battled it out round-by-round until one was left standing. The event presented numerous nail-biting moments for contestants


Aspiring Township Scientists Face Unique Challenges

By age 30, Marine Biologist Zoleka Filander had already discovered five potentially new species and one genera. It’s not an achievement she could easily have predicted, growing up as a black woman in rural South Africa, and raised by her grandparents. Her success is remarkable because it is unique – for a South African young


International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on 11 October annually. It aims to acknowledge the needs and challenges of girls around the world whilst also promoting empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. The story of Pookolala breaks hearts. She is five years old. Her mother dropped out in Grade 9 in