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Success Stories

VUYA Foundation focuses on assisting those of our communities who need that bit of assistance to achieve their goals. These goals usually focus on improving their standard of living, completing or furthering their education, and helping other’s in their families or communities.

In our success stories section we will share with you some of the stories of those we at VUYA Foundation have assisted or are still assisting with recognising their dreams.

We looked forward to sharing many more of these success stories with you going forward and updating you on developments around some of the success stories that we have already shared.

Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:24

Marian Kinnes: Another Foundation Star!

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To touch on our tertiary students, Marian Kinnes is a Vuya Foundation bursary beneficiary in her 1st year of studies at UNISA. She is currently working for the Manenberg self help center. Marian is a working mother, however a Social Work Degree has always been a dream of hers' and she is realizing this dream through her studies.

Marian's assignment results speak of great commitment and dedication. Two results worthy of mention is 80% achieved for English for academic purposes ENN103F test and two 100% results on her Social welfare law SCK1502/3 assignments.

In an email to the Foundation Marian expressed that she has completed two of her modules. It was stressful she says and very frustrating due to little space to study. Marian is very committed to her studies and she has been making it work under pressurised and inconvenient circumstances at times, with no personal computer of her own.

Considering Marian's circumstances and her performance thus far, Mrs Isaacs suggested the Vuya Foundation Board consider purchasing a laptop for her use. Mrs Isaacs also motivated to the Board that a cash gift be given to Marian as a way of saying congratulations!

As fate would have it, Vuya Foundation received an amazing call from a gentleman, Jonathan Gurwitz, who came to know about the Foundation through our first edition of our Vuya Conversations Newsletter! Jonathan indicated that he would like to donate a laptop to the Foundation and this gift was immediately earmarked for Marian!

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