Emotions were running high as three families recounted how blessed they were that their children would be able to attend Hudson Park High School in 2020, with the help of Allan Gray scholarships for grade 8.
Hudson Park is the only co-educational school in the city to be included in the list of schools using the scholarships.
Lethabo Lumkwana, Liphamandla Mrauli and Liyahluma Simelane will attend the school next year.
“Our finances have been strained for a while, and this scholarship means a lot to us. Liyahluma got this for just being herself and doing well at school,” her father, Mawonga, said.
“I’m very excited and this is such a big opportunity which I’m not going to waste. I’m grateful for the financial relief for my family,” said Liyahluma.
For Phumeza Lumkwana, Lethabo’s grandmother, this scholarship is nothing short of a miracle.
“We’ve been very burdened and we got a heavenly answer from God to bless us with this. We also thank Allan Gray.”
Lethabo was elated and grateful that God heard his prayers.
“This is something very rare, and I never thought that I would be able to get my education through a ‘d learn by scholarship,” he said.
The common thread between with the three families is the deep sense of humbleness and wanting to see the children become something in life.
Hombakazi Mrauli, Liphamandla’s grandmother, noticed her granddaughter’s the academic promise. her granddaughter possessed.
“I’m happy to get this opportunity to attend high school. I also want to be the second person to graduate from university in my family,” Liphamandla said.
Hudson Park High headmaster Dennis Vorster said they look for pupils who an entrepreneurial spirit.
“We’ve been very fortunate to have been identified as a pilot school for this particular scholarship programme.”