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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.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 13:06

A Success Story of How a Small Intervention Changed the Life of Henry Fritz

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When Vuya Foundation came to know of Henry he was a student in the Ceres Secondary School. He stayed in the school hostel during the week and was to return home on weekends.

One cold and rainy winters evening Henry knocked on the door of his school principal and a Vuya Foundation Board member, Mr Ronald Balie. Henry asked for help, explaining that he had nowhere else to go. Since Henry had started staying in the hostel, he had never returned home on the weekends. Henry, an orphan with a history of abuse, feared further abuse from his uncle and chose to make a bed for himself on the river banks near the school. This particular night the river had burst its banks and Henry had lost another place of shelter.

The Vuya family through Mr Baile took Henry in and he lived with the Balie family until he graduated. Henry undertook his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with his Honours in March of 2012. Today Henry Fritz works for the University of the Western Cape in their recruitment office and gives back by helping and motivating other students to stay committed to their dreams! He is also a house father for the Ceres university students who we support.

His life and drive to succeed is indeed an example of courage; his quality of mind and spirit enabled him to face difficulty, danger, and pain without fear.

We salute you Henry Fritz!

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