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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.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:00

Ciaren Fritz: A Dream Almost Lost

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Ciaren Fritz rugby player and sports scientist Ciaren Fritz rugby player and sports scientist

Ciaren's story is a heartbreaking one. Both Ciaren's parents passed away over a period of 3 years leaving him and his younger brother orphaned. At present both boys are in the care of their pensioner grandmother, who is struggling to support them on a meager pension.

Ciaren Fritz first came to the Vuya Foundation’s attention in 2012 through a gentleman named Chris Hansen, then Student Enrolment Manager at the University of the Western Cape. Ciaren’s story is very tragic as he lost both his parent very suddenly and was left with a large outstanding fee on his tuition fees. Without the support of a parents and no real way to pay for his fees, Ciaren was in desperate need of help. He was half way through his degree in Sports Science and Recreation when the Vuya Foundation recognized this young man’s hardship and decided to step in.

Although offering financial support could never make up for the loss of his folks Ciaren has been able to focus on his academics and has been a straight-A student. He has demonstrated drive and discipline in his studies and is a role model to his peers. We are also proud to say that he has officially graduated with his degree in Sports Science and Recreation from the University of the Western Cape in March 2014!

Ciaren is currently exploring options in the Sports Science field and is working part time to gain working world experience. The Vuya Foundation is also looking for possible career options for Ciaren and is confident he will find his feet in a career which will best utilize his training.

Any and all help is appreciated so if you know of anybody that may be interested in Ciaren's story or field of study and possible employment, please do not hessitate to get hold of us at the Vuya Foundation

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