Eighteen year-old, Vuyisile Nkala, persevered against all odds after the death of her mother shortly before her exams in 2019 to still matriculate.

“I received support from Mr Ramohlokoane (a teacher from KST) who helped me with extra classes and attended my mom’s funeral and always took time to encourage me.”

She managed this with the help of KST in partnership with the Free State Department of Education.

“A message for the Class of 2020 is to keep focused and plan your goals and targets early in the year. It will be difficult, but you have to focus and work hard towards your goals,” said an elated Nkala.

KST is a collaboration between Kagiso Trust and Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation.