East Coast Radio’s Big Favor and their sponsors gave a boy the gift of education

East Coast Radio’s Big Favor and their sponsors gave a boy the gift of education

- Jeanie wrote into the #BigFavour to tell the story of a boys lost education

- Esethu was a victim of a hit and run and lost the use of his primary arm

- He was unable to complete his matric until now

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The East Coast radio Big Favor made 22 year old Esethu’s dream come true. Jeanie was the one who wrote to the Big Favor to help Esethu out.

Esethu's dreams of becoming a person of the IT industry were crushed before his matric exams in 2016.

He was involved in a hit and run after a study session that he had with his friends. The driver hit him flying into a ditch off the road.

No one knew what had happened and his mother sat for two days wondering where her son was. Eventually a doctor found his mother’s number in his cell phone and contacted her.

He had sustained injuries to his arm which left him with nerve damage. He is still unable to use his left arm, but has adapted by using his right arm. He spent a whole year recovering at home.

He cannot hold a pen and thus he was unable to return to school to complete his matric.

His mother found a collage in Verulam where they allowed him to submit his exams via a computer. The cost was unfortunately R14 000 with an additional R1000 for books and materials.

Notiswa, Esethu’s mother, works as a domestic worker four days a week and is desperately trying to scrape together enough money to give her son a future. As his dad had passed away when he was 15, his mother is the sole bread winner.

When Les from Lestech Computers heard Esethu’s story, it touched him and he did not hesitate to assist. They sponsored top of the range laptop along with an external hard drive. They also loaded all of the programs he needed for school.

MTN also jumped on board and sponsored Esethu 5 GB of data a month for the next 12 months, as well as an external modem.

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Brendan and Bradley Funnell from Funnell Cars also hopped in and sponsored the entire amount of R14 000 for his schooling.

What an amazing involvement from the sponsors, a truly happy ending.


Lestech Computer Company is a proudly South African Company, supplying South Africa and Africa with cutting-edge computer technology, manufactured and assembled in South Africa. The Lestech Brand represents quality, excellent service, and innovative solutions to suit each customer’s specific requirements.

For more information about Lestech, visit www.lestech.co.za, ask your local dealer, retailer or online store for Lestech and “Empower Yourself”.

You can contact Funnell Cars by visiting them at 51 Old Main Road Hillcrest, calling them on 031 035 0139 or sending an email to sales@funnellcars.co.za.

Visit Funnell Cars on Instagram @FunnellCarsZN, or on Facebook @FunnellCars.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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