Now since I am in matric I have a solar light which I am sharing with my younger brothers. The light helps us not only with our school work. We use it for fetching water at night. We have cows that we inherited from our parents, sometimes they move out of the kraal [corral] at night and we use the light to collect them back to the kraal.
My test scores are good because I use my light to do my studies every night from 21h00 to 24h00 and I am hoping that my final performance will be excellent because I don't have an excuse of not having money for candles. The light also serves as a motivator to my siblings. We all do our school work and we feel safe when using it.
Thank you for giving us this useful and lifesaver equipment which has made us to be committed and dedicated to our school work without the supervision of an adult at home."
It is students like Ngcebo and his siblings that keep us excited about our work. These young men have encountered many obstacles in their lives and are still fighting for a chance to thrive. To learn more about our projects in South Africa, visit here:
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