Bursaries awarded to graduates

19 September 2018  Read: 197


More than two dozen computer graduates and their parents from the N`wamitwa and the adjacent areas, were given a surprise to remember when one of the graduates was offered a bursary to study with the L&P Computer Academy at an event held at the African Calabash Lodge on Saturday.

The event which was attended by parents, community leaders and motivational speakers also marked the one year celebration of the school which is run at Mavele village at the Baloyi Traditional Authority.
One of the co- founders of the school, Pfufulani Ngobeni, said that she decided to open the school in order to bring learning straight to people as well as alleviate the pain caused when people fell victim to fly-by-night colleges - of which she herself was a victim.

She further said that at the school people need not to have a matric to be computer literate and they start with end-user technology. The courses are completed with a national certificate which is recognised by South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). She said they had registered 26 learners and they are proud to be contributing to the upgrade of knowledge in rural areas.

Among the attendees of note included local author, Case Ngoveni, who was the motivational speaker, and the local pastor Maxwell Ntimba was the guest speaker. Their addresses were followed by the leaders of the school and parents who performed cultural poetry. A local rapper who mixed his rap with Tsonga music, spiced with traditional regalia clad primary school children dancers. The school will host its graduation in September.

-Jan Mafetsa




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