- Simthembile Gqumani is the founder of the Go Back 2 School (GB2S) campaign
- Gqumani's campaign will help young kids and adults get their matric
- The GB2S campaign already has 35 learners going back to school in January 2020
For nearly a decade, Simthembile Gqumani has been seeing his "fellow brothers and sisters" degenerating because of a lack of grade 12 or not securing high enough marks to go to university.
He has seen young people turning to a life of crime because they can't secure a proper job. It motivated him to take action, Gqumani told Briefly.co.za.
"I decided to call everyone that did not do well in matric as well as those who could not get to matric due to different reasons. I convinced them about the importance of having a good education as well as the joy of having a tertiary qualification with a decent job that enables you to take care of your loved ones."
The Go Back 2 School (GB2S) campaign was born and Gqumani jumped to get other people on board.
He contacted various schools that would allow the admission of people wanting to redo Grade 11 and matric.
Gqumani's friends jumped on board and they have been working together to help their "brothers and sisters" realise their goals.
They have experts in various subjects, including Mathematics, Accounting, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences.
The campaign has received a lot of interest from learners wanting to better their lives. Thus far, 35 pupils have signed up to go back to school in January, 2020.
"The majority of these learners are coming from three small towns namely Bizana, Flagstaff and Lusikisiki. When they asked to join the program, we have received different stories from them, some are without parents," he added.
"Our main goal is to see these young souls making it and we also made it clear that all that we are doing, we are doing it out of passion, out of love of a young person, we expect nothing in return," Gqumani added.
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