- A group of adults were recently able to get their matric qualifications, thanks to an initiative called #Matric4Madiba
- All those who received the opportunity were unable to previously complete their high school careers due to finances or difficult circumstances
- The adults will be able to achieve more, with the right qualifications under their belts
Thanks to an organisation called Matric Works, an initiative called #Matric4Madiba is giving 15 Gauteng adults who were previously unable to get their matric qualification, a second chance.
According to Media Works, the 15 Gauteng winners of this year’s #Matric4Madiba initiative were all unable to matriculate do to financial constraints or other personal difficulties.
Jackie Carroll, the co-founder and CEO of Media Works, explained that this is an important moment for the winners, as it means that more doors will be opened for them in the future, once they have their matric qualification.
“By taking part in and winning #Matric4Madiba, these 15 adults each have a key to unlocking a brighter future for themselves by getting a matric. In South Africa, the fact is that a matric certificate is a passport to improving your job and education opportunities. It’s now up to these adults to make the most of this opportunity,” Carroll said.
Briefly.co.za discovered that one of the winners, 55-year-old Cendy Molongoana, wants to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor once she has completed her matric.
“I passed my Grade 11 with high marks in Biology and Science and I’ve always wanted to be a doctor. But owing to family and financial difficulties, I didn’t have the opportunity to finish my matric. I still have visions of becoming a doctor; I want to realise this dream,” Molongoana gushed.
Another one of the winners, 30-year-old Tsheka Sindisiwe, explained that she had realised the importance of an education for young adults in South Africa.
“Let us stand up and prove that we are really proud of Tata Madiba and do as he said: that is, to lead the country with education. The gift of education is so important and no one can take it away from you. Together we can make a difference in our country,” Sindiswe proudly stated.
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