CONGRATULATIONS!

One of the ways that we measure the success of uBambiswano’s Saturday School programme is by tracking the progress of our alumni. We are delighted to hear from past students, who often contact us years after they were in the programme to tell us about their successes and progress. 

 

Amukelani Manda, who was a student at uBambiswano from 2014 to 2017, is only one example. Amukelani joined St Andrew’s School for Girls in Grade 10, matriculating in 2020 with outstanding results. Her results allowed her to enrol for a BSc at the University of Pretoria where, after completing her first semester with superb results, she converted to Medicine. Amukelani is now doing her second year of Medicine.

Another alumnus, Gugulethu Mashego, entered St Andrew’s in 2018, after four years in the uBambiswano programme. Five years later, Gugulethu continues to shine academically, and has also grown into a kind young woman. She has stayed involved with uBambiswano, working with students on a voluntary basis on Saturdays. Gugulethu has been accepted to a BSc programme in Biological Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Amukelani Manda

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Gugulethu Mashego

SCHOLARSHIPS

Our special thoughts go to our 2022 scholarship recipients, who started a new chapter of their lives at their new schools. We wish them all the best and encourage them to keep us abreast of their achievements in the future.

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Comfort Lephoto (Grade 11)
Make a Difference Leadership
Jeppe High School for Boys

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Xolani Buthelezi (Grade 9)
Make a Difference Leadership
Jeppe High School for Boys

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Buhlebukhona Vilane (Grade 8)
Make a Difference Leadership
Queens High School

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Alicia Morgan (Grade 8 )
St Andrew’s Trust Scholarship
St Andrew’s School for Girls

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Lerato Makate (Grade 9)
Make a Difference Leadership
Jeppe High School for Girls

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Noxolo Msiza (Grade 10)
Make a Difference Leadership
Jeppe High School for Girls

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Nhlanhla Sibisi (Grade 8)
Make a Difference Leadership
Jeppe High School for Girls

Buhle Mkhwanazi (Grade 8)
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
St Andrew’s School for Girls

ACADEMIC AWARDS ASSEMBLY

On Saturday 12 February, we hosted an awards assembly to celebrate the achievements of our 2021 Grade 6 to 8 students. Our special guest was Dr Nhlanhla Vilakazi, who comes from a similar background to that of our students. He shared his journey of becoming a successful medical doctor and how he overcame the challenges he faced along the way. His talk was inspirational and so well received by our students and staff. As always, the awards ceremony was a feather in our cap – we are humbled by our talented students, and encouraged to continue working to inspire our students to reach for their dreams.

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Dr Nhlanhla Vilakazi (Guest of Honour)

Dr Nhlanhla Vilakazi (Guest of Honour), Preciousa Chezi (top student in Grade 8 2021) and Mrs Ivanka Acquisto (Executive Head)

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Dr Nhlanhla Vilakazi, Amukelani Kheswa (top student in 
Grade 6 English) and Mrs Joline Geldenhuys

Dr Nhlanhla Vilakazi (Guest of Honour) Mr Siphiwe Vilakazi (Head of uBambiswano) and Mrs Ivanka Acquisto (Executive Head)

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Ms Sibulele Zingitwa, Mrs An Salot, Ms Thato Huis, Mrs Joline Geldenhuys, Mr Siphiwe Vilakazi, Ms Olga Mahlangu, Ms Marta Gaspar, Ms Thandiwe Nyembe, Ms Tsholo Mhlanga and 
Dr Nhlanhla Vilakazi