Orphaned boy overcomes adversity, wins 9 school awards and bursary

Orphaned boy overcomes adversity, wins 9 school awards and bursary

An orphaned Manenberg adolescent who won nine school certificates is one bit nearer to satisfying his ambition to further his studies in the wake of accepting a bursary.

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This after trust individuals from the Sando Bursary Trust read the tale of Ubaidullah Davids, 18, of Silverstream Secondary School.

The matric student, named Valedictorian of the class of 2018, was astounded on Thursday subsequent to being informed that individuals from the trust needed to meet him so they could finance his studies.

The neighborly kid, who lost both his folks three years back, lives in the dangerous Cape flats suburb of Manenberg. However, he says in spite of being in constant contact with gangsters and drug addicts, he centres around school work.

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Three years prior, his mother, Mariam Davids, passed on of breast cancer and after three months his dad, Yusuf, followed suit.

Ubaidullah was miserable yet says he figured out how to push forward with the assistance and love of his aunt Zubeida Adams and elder sibling, Waleed Adams, 26.

In the wake of perusing Ubaidullah's story, trust members Mirah Ranchod, Terence Erasmus and Karriem Roomaney were enlivened to encourage the high schooler, who has been temporarily accepted at UWC to pursue Water and Environmental Sciences, yet did not have the required funding.

Mirah, a 38-year-old single parent, says she understands what it’s like to struggle and says the young man meets the criteria to qualify for a full bursary.

Ubaidullah told the Daily Voice, “I never expected this! I am speechless”.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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