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!