Parties join hands to pave the way forward for prospective students

Mr Simon Shokane of the Samsokol
Enterprises speaks to the youth.

SCHOEMANSDAL – Many matrics and grade 11s are interested in furthering their studies, but are not sure where they can study and how to register.

A youth-development organisation and a construction company in Nkomazi have teamed up to clear up the confusion.

On Saturday the Schulzendal-based Dream Discovery Centre (DDC) and Samsokol Enterprises told more than 300 learners at a career expo, that help to get them registered for higher education was available.

Mr Simon Shokane, the managing director of the construction company, addressed the learners at the local community hall under the theme “It’s all in the mind”.

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Shokane earned a loud applause from the audience when he said his company would pay the registration fees of those in need who had obtained good results in mathematics and science.

“Just show me your commitment and money is available for you to register at an institution of your choice. Good results confirm that your mind is focused on education. We are ready to help such children get to the next level of their education,” Shokane said.

Shokane told the audience that he was bestowed an honorary doctorate because he committed to what he did best, business.

The offer to pay registration fees for some aligned with DDC’s promise to get learners to apply for free for tertiary education.

“Application fees are mainly the first obstacle for our youth. We have negotiated with a number of institutions to use our infrastructure in order to help the aspiring students to apply without paying a cent,” said DCC founder, Mr Nkosinathi Thabethe.

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The organisation also nurtures youth spiritually, as part of it is a church.

“God is able and through prayer nothing will stop us from helping our struggling youth to get education for a better future. Our organisation is only four years old, but we have delivered wonders in the community,” he asserted.

Thabethe invited prospective students who need assistance to visit or call him on 079-715-8733.

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