- A South African teen, Given Sandamela, has left Mzansi feeling inspired after being awarded a full scholarship to study in the USA
- Given was able to apply for the scholarship via a dynamic youth mentorship programme that he had been accepted into, called Imagine Scholar
- The mentorship programme allowed Given to fully explore his passion of mathematics and environmental sustainability, despite coming from an underprivileged background
A South African boy in grade 11, Given Sandamela, has inspired many across the country, as well as the world, with his recent achievement.
Given, who comes from a small town in Mpumalanga, and has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to study in the United States.
The scholarship is a fully-paid opportunity for Given to complete his International Baccalaureate (IB) at United World College USA in New Mexico.
While it is Given’s own hard work and talent that landed him the awesome opportunity, the grade 11 student was guided and encouraged by an after-school mentorship programme called Imagine Scholar, that was able to help him fully realise his potential, The Good Things Guy reported.
Given was accepted into the mentorship programme in his grade 9 year and the extra motivation and assistance helped him properly explore his aptitude and love for mathematics and environmental sustainability.
Over his schooling career, Given has shown over and over again that he is committed to making the world a greener and more thoughtful place, with his various entrepreneurial projects that focus both on educating his immediate community as well as making the world a more sustainable place.
The talented young man is excited for the ways in which his upcoming experience in the US will challenge and grow him in all different areas.
“I think going to UWC will challenge me in various aspects of life that will blossom to a breakthrough of growth. I will be challenged academically which is expected, but I will grow and develop non-academically as well, which certainly excites me,” Given gushed.
Briefly.co.za saw that Mzansi’s social media users were delighted by the young man’s achievement, and offered him their words of congratulations and encouragement.
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