Hard work eventually paid off for a group of Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation students when they graduated on Thursday 22 November.A total of 40 Computer and Life Skills students, eight Small Business Development students, eight English Course students, seven Sewing and Beading students and 30 youth were honoured. The annual ceremony was held at the Capricorn Primary School hall, in Capricorn near Muizenberg. Kyle Cupido, project manager of the foundation, says students were cloaked, capped and awarded a certificate for completing their skills for life training at the foundation. “They were accompanied by a partner to witness and share in their achievements. [There were] so many emotions, tears and speeches from the students because they have put in so much work and time into this. They shared their hardships, challenges, failures, successes, achievements and goals on stage. They told their story, they developed, they grew, they encouraged and they motivated others. “What seemed impossible became possible. Their goals were met, and they did it with dedication, hard work and commitment. They rose above all odds and they made it, together. This graduation was extra special as we had a group of students which we recruited from Pelican Park. We transported them to and from Pelican Park to the organisation daily for eight weeks. They completed the computer course as well as the nutrition programme. They thanked the organisation for coming out and promoting the computer training in the community of Pelican Park/New Horizon,” he says.Cupido says they are proud of the students’ development. V Call 021 205 3496 for more on the courses.