Iris Athalia Mothwa
Iris has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few months. She achieved fantastic academic results and was placed in November 2017 as a store assistant.
As the head of a child headed household this bursary and support has given her the confidence and the tools to find a better paying career which will help her look after her siblings. She also told us that she wants to be an example to her younger siblings, she wants them to know that hard work pays off!
We know that the future is bright for this beautiful young soul and she has been an absolute blessing to work with.
Thank you to Cathy Harris for her love, encouragement and support to Iris during 2016. We are grateful to have a mentor of your calibre as part of this project.
We are happy to announce that Lerato not only finalised her examinations with excellent results and has already been placed with Discovery. Please note she will only graduate officially in May 2017.
We are exceptionally proud of her and what she has achieved this year. She has been a joy to deal with and we wish her well for the future.
Here is what Lerato had to say about her first two weeks as an employee
"Life is not what we tend to think it would be, same as the corporate world. I was quite nervous but at the back of my skull I was aware that one day I will be required to take responsibility in all aspects. The support from our lovely mentors enhanced me and as a result I managed to outsmart the fears.
My first two weeks was a good experience that I will never forget. I never felt like a new employee because of the support from the management and the employees holistically. The big experience is that every organisation has it's own specific content and procedures of approaching things.
My special thank you to Isipho, our mentors, fellow students who have been nothing but supportive too, our international sponsors and Discovery for granting me such an amazing opportunity better myself so that I can give back to the communities."
Susan Engelbrecht has been a legendary mentor this year to this lucky lady. We appreciate all the hours you have put into this and we celebrate the success of your efforts as a mentor and mentee team.