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Help fund young and talented student chef

Personal message

All my life my mother has worked too hard to support us. We didn’t have a lot, and she got herself into a lot of debt trying to keep me and my siblings in school and out of trouble.

After high school, I told my mother that I want to be a Chef but she wanted me to study Law. After one week of being at varsity, I left. Seeing my mother applying for a loan to make sure I got educated felt wrong.

Eventually I began working at the Radisson hotel, and I worked my way up to Chef de Partie.

Last year I applied for and won the Taste/Eat Out bursary. In this moment, my entire life changed.

This is a once in a life time opportunity that Taste Magazine/Eat Out/Woolworths have given me - I am SO grateful for their generosity.

The bursary does not subsidize any accommodation or living expenses. My mother has been trying to support me for the past few months but she is struggling, and I have been advised by the school not to take on any work as it will distract me.

Any contribution would help, thank you!

Quick breakdown:

Rent: R4500 per month

Food: R2000 per month

Transport: R500 per month

Donations

  • Jan 16, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Wishing you every achievement!!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 16, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Wishing you every achievement!!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 16, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Wishing you every achievement!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 17, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Keep shinning" - Anonymous

  • Jul 05, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Follow your dreams" - Anonymous

  • Jul 05, 2017 - R 103.00
  • "Wishing you every achievement!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 04, 2017 - R 51.41
  • "Amazing. Keep up the great food " - Anonymous

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 51.41
  • "You are an inspiration! God bless Aya." - Anonymous

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Best of luck dude! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 14, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Follow your dreams" - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are such a blessing!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you every achievement!!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2017 - R 308.46
  • "Good Luck buddy! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 12, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "good luck man!" - anonymous

  • Jun 12, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck finishing your studies :)" - LJMW

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R 4 102.24

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Last year I applied for and won the Taste/Eat Out bursary. In this moment, my entire life changed. This is a once in a life time opportunity that Taste Magazine/Eat Out/Woolworths have given me.