LEP grateful to sponsors

2015-04-30 06:00

Some of the local scholars with LEP executives at Thusong Centre.

Some of the local scholars with LEP executives at Thusong Centre.

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The Learner Empowerment Project (LEP) has expressed gratitude to those who supported its call to support its bursary project.

According to LEP organiser Mthobeli January “it seemed impossible until it was done.”

“The project took time to get off the ground and there had been many obstacles in taking it forward. With ongoing motivation, advice and guidance from various leaders it began shaping and as we approached November it began showing great signs of delivering,” said January.

The project has raised money to cover registration fees for needy learners.

January thanked the City of Cape Town, Khayelitsha Community Trust, Khayelitsha Development Forum, Khayelitsha Religious Forum, Khayelitsha Education Forum, Mazars, Yes To Life, Godla andamp; Partners Attorneys, Eurotechnic, Shoprite Group, Engen Garage, Calamari Fisheries and others who supported them.

“ We are proud to say in our first formal year we have assisted 24 matriculants with financial support of R20 280,00 to register at four universities in the Western Cape,” said January.

The students are from Sizimisele Senior Secondary, Harry Gwala Senior Secondary, Sinako Senior Secondary, Siphamandla Senior Secondary, KwaMfundo Senior Secondary, COSAT, Joe Slovo Senior Secondary, Uxolo Senior Secondary, Intlanganiso Senior Secondary, Thembelihle Senior Secondary, Mfuleni Senior Secondary, Leiden Secondary and Bardaile Senior Secondary schools.

“Our objective this year is to assist more than 100 learners at participating schools in Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and surrounding areas,” he added.

Some community community leaders have come forward as “donor parents for these learners”.

“They have undertaken to take them from first to final year and are looking at hosting major fundraising events to meet our objectives,” he said.

One such event is a skills conference to be held in July during Nelson Mandela International Day where key leaders will share their vision

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