Save Hyper funds Dubai trip for trio

2016-04-18 13:31
Sobantu Secondary School pupils (from left) Fezeka Bhengu, Thobeka Shange, Thandeka Sibiya (teacher) and Nokubonga Xaba with Save Hyper regional manager Garth Lloyd holding up their plane tickets for their trip to Dubai.

Sobantu Secondary School pupils (from left) Fezeka Bhengu, Thobeka Shange, Thandeka Sibiya (teacher) and Nokubonga Xaba with Save Hyper regional manager Garth Lloyd holding up their plane tickets for their trip to Dubai. (Rogan Ward)

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Pietermaritzburg - Three Sobantu Secondary School pupils left for Dubai on Friday in a whirlwind of excitement with Pietermaritzburg Save Hyper making an impossible dream come true.

Last year, the three pupils were selected to ­participate in the final stages of a United Nations research competition on sustainable cities.

The school was the only South African school selected.

The pupils, Fezeka Bhengu, Nokubonga Xaba and Thobeka Shange, entered an essay on how Msunduzi could be ­sustained by using methane gas from the municipal dumps to generate electricity for the city.

However, the excitement of their selection as finalists was short-lived when it was discovered that the next round of the competition would be held in Dubai, and required the school to fund the trip.

Save Hyper flew in and saved the day, announcing earlier this year that they would fund the entire trip for the three pupils and their English teacher, Thandeka Sibiya, who supervised the pupils’ entry and research for the competition, would also make the trip.

On Friday evening, the pupils and their teacher left for Dubai, landing safely on Saturday morning.

Save Hyper regional manager Garth Lloyd said the group was excited to see the pupils off.

“It was a dream for them and we are all thrilled about their achievements,” he said.

“We think they have a lot of potential and they are all having a good time.”

He said a colleague had sent them a message yesterday morning, with Sibiya responding that they were all enjoying themselves.

The pupils and Sibiya will be arriving back in Durban on Friday evening.

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