Give a gift of education to Ona and Sihle
- By: Wendy de la Harpe
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/ona-and-sihle
Meet Ona and Sihle Dubula. They are cousins living in a shack in the Hout Bay informal settlement. They are 15 and 16 years old, & part of a family of 8. Their mum works 12 hour shifts to feed and clothe the family – there is no father to assist.
They have very little literacy and have dropped out of school & are at risk of getting involved in a life of crime to survive in the longer term as they have no skills to enable them to get a job in the future.
We are very excited to have managed to get both the boys accepted to the wonderful ‘School of Skills’ in Green Point. This is the vocational institute run by the Salesian Youth Institute – a 4 year program of superb vocational training (woodwork, welding, electricity, barber skills, cooking, service etc) enabling the youngsters to be more employable when they leave. They provide meals & there are no school fees!!
To enable the boys to attend the school we urgently need to raise funds for their bus fares to travel to school and back.
The MyCiti bus takes them from Hout Bay to GreenPoint at a cost of R20 each way. We require the funding for the 1st year of this 4-year program. We need a total of R21,000 (for bus fares & school clothing to start on 9th January).
We will manage the funds and can provide receipts and a monitored report on all payments.
- Jan 02, 2019 - USD $ 29.38
- "We wish them well on the journey, we all deserve something wonderful in life. Robin" - Robin miller
- Jan 02, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Looking forward to seeing these boys succeed with their education " - Lauren Hansen
- Dec 27, 2018 - R 200.00
- "A helping step towards Ona & Sihle's determination to gain skills so that they can get a job in the future - they want to buy their Mum a house!" - Wendy de la Harpe
- Dec 24, 2018 - R 507.50
- "Wishing you all the best on this journey " - Anonymous
- Dec 24, 2018 - R 514.10
- "Good luck you two. Make the most of it! " - Katrien
Ona and Sihle Dubula Study Cause
We are very excited to have managed to get both Ona and Sihle accepted to the wonderful ‘School of Skills’ in Green Point. This is the vocational institute run by the Salesian Youth Institute – a 4 year program of superb vocational training. To enable the boys to attend the school we urgently need to raise funds for their bus fares to travel to school and back.
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