Kamva’s future sorted in 7 D’s

2019-01-17 06:00
Kamva Goso(left), his mother Amanda and siblings, Qhawe,8, and sister Avuzwa,18 months, at home in Brown’s Farm savouring the news of his success and admission to the University of Cape Town.PHOTO: family album

Kamva Goso(left), his mother Amanda and siblings, Qhawe,8, and sister Avuzwa,18 months, at home in Brown’s Farm savouring the news of his success and admission to the University of Cape Town.PHOTO: family album

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Proud Brown’s Farm mother Amanda Goso,41, says she is still overwhelmed by her son’s miraculous achievements in last year’s matric results.

Goso’s son, Kamva,17, has defied the odds by obtaining seven distinctions and thus an admission to the University of Cape Town(UCT) for a degree in Actuarial Science.

Kamva was raised by his mother since the demise of his father at the age of two.

They live in a cramped two-roomed RDP house which they share with two younger children.

Goso makes a living from a blinds manufacturing firm in Epping.

Kamva recently matriculated at Intsebenziswano Secondary School in Philippi, and has proved to many that a background should not stand in the way of good results.

He is one of many learners who were part of an awards ceremony, hosted by education minister Angie Motshekga, in Pretoria last week.

He also joined scores of other matriculants and schools that were honoured by the Western Cape Education Department for achieving excellent results.

His mother said she was elated when she first received the news of her son’s success from the school principal, informing her that Kamva had been invited to attend the awards in Pretoria.

“The principal called on his phone, but he was out of the house, and I picked up the phone ... The principal informed me that on 3 January Kamva must be in Pretoria ... I was so emotional, I could not believe it,” said Amanda.

She said every time Kamva achieves something, she gets emotional, because he doesn’t have a father.

“Kamva doesn’t know his father because he passed away when he was two years old. I brought him up single-handedly. I have tried my best to meet his needs, so that he can go to school,” said the mother of three.

However, she said, despite these challenges, she knew deep inside her heart that her Kamva will pass with flying colours, as he was doing well during the year.

Kamva said he was grateful to his mother for the support.

He said he intends ploughing back to the community after his studies.

“It was not easy for me to be where I am today. I worked hard, attending extra classes, bludgeoning my teachers with hard questions and demanding clarification if I didn’t understand ...,” he said.

“But I didn’t expect the results that I received in my final mark.”

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