Young woman, 22, gets lifeline to further studies in motor mechanics

Young woman, 22, gets lifeline to further studies in motor mechanics

- A young lady, Chantal Ruiter, from the Cape Flats was forced to quit school during Grade 10 after falling pregnant

- The 22-year-old has always had a passion for fixing cars and has been working with her father and brother from their home

- Ruiter has worked as a backyard mechanic since the age of 15, but has now been offered a motor mechanic’s course at Northlink

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The story of Chantal Ruiter was shared recently and the young lady from the Cape Flats has now been on the receiving end of some generous offers.

Chantal was forced to quit school after falling pregnant while in Grade 10.

The 22-year-old hails from Hanover Park, an impoverished suburb in Cape Town.

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The Daily Voice reported on her passion for fixing cars and that now she has received a generous offer to sponsor her studies.

Chantal has been working with her father, Shane Daniels, who is an auto-electrician, as well as her brother, Wageed Ruiter, who works as a motor mechanic as well.

The two have been showing her the ropes since the age of 15.

After hearing Chantal’s story about the lack of funding to further her studies, Sandra Raubenheimer made contact with her.

Sandra is the deputy CEO of Innovation and Development at Northlink College and advised that the academic institution may be able to offer Chantal a course in motor mechanics.

Chantal is to visit the college next week to discuss the opportunity.

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The jubilant mother said that she’s overjoyed with the opportunities presented to her and will grab them with both hands.

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Chantal will hopefully soon make the step up from backyard mechanic to qualified motor mechanic.

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