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Record numbers of SOS Children in school as new academic year begins
23 Feb 2021
Fresh faced and full of excitement after an extended summer holiday, as of last week all SOS Africa’s children are now safely back at our education centres in Mafikeng and across the Western Cape.
As well as representing the start of the charity’s 19th year of operation during which our organisation will provide holistic education and care to more children than ever before, the start of the 2021 academic year also sees many of the SOS Africa kids reach more personal milestones.
As last year’s graduates await their much-anticipated Matric results, last week SOS Africa’s Girly, Ofentse and Thato attended their first days at Mafikeng High School whilst all the other children were promoted to new grades.
In SOS Africa Grabouw, our team walked 8 new SOS Africa scholarship scheme children through the Grabouw Primary School gates for the very first time. We are so proud to welcome Edgar, Melito, Pascal, Quinton, Shekina, Sibahle, Charisna and Tatum-Rose to the SOS Africa family.
Meanwhile, SOS Africa’s Nasiphi, Melray, Lwazi, Zusakhe, Asandele and Linden started Grabouw High School dressed in their smart new school shirts and ties for the very first time.
Further afield, our oldest Western Cape child Andrew began his final year at West Cliff School of Skills, one step closer to fulfilling his ambition of becoming a deep-sea welder and SOS Africa’s Elvino proudly began the next chapter of his school life at Drostdy Technical School, after being awarded a sports scholarship late last year.
In Somerset West, SOS Africa’s Ryno, Gideon, Quinroy, Sipho, Marlene and Meyah all began their final year at Primary School, soon to follow in the footsteps of Kim, Laytham and Quentin who are promoted to Grade 9 at Hottentots Holland High School.
Meanwhile at the charity’s newest Education Programme in Elgin, 14 of SOS Africa’s scholarship scheme children begin new grades with more children than ever before set to join our Learning Support Programmes.
The SOS Africa team would like to say a big thank you to all our child sponsors for the incredible opportunities your generosity continues to provide and wish our staff and children all the best for the coming year! They can’t wait to get started!
Photo Credit: Helena Krige (Yeah Yeah Photography)
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