Story By : Tumelo Sekwele
Idah Rakale in together with Eugene Modise foundation, Bopang consulting services, Sister T promotions and Purevmaks held the 6th annual Matric awards on Friday at Goldrush morula on Friday the main objective of the awards is to celebrate top grade 12 learners from the previous year.
Seithati Moretlwe a life coach, made a plea to the former grade 12 learners that they must not make it possible for someone to believe in them more they believe in themselves.
“You are now entering or starting a new life which is furthering your studies at different institutions of high learning,”
“You must not be afraid to pursue your purposes and you must not succumb to peer pressure which will you into doing wrong things,” said Moretlwe.
Lesage Buda a pilot from Aviation Development Africa (ADA) congratulated and motivated the matric students that they should not let their matric results determine their future.
I didn’t get distinctions in matric but I knew that I wanted to be a pilot and today my dreams are fulfilled,” she said.
Boitumelo Katisi, a private pilot also from ADA urged parents not to choose careers for their children. Katisi also touched on the challenges she faced in the aviation industry which is a “white” dominated industry.
Rakale sent her gratitude to Geraldine Mokgethi from Bopang Consulting who increased the size of the gifts that were given on the day, by giving Laptops and Printers to the Matriculants of 2019 who achieved 4 distinctions or more. Mokgethi also paid registration fees for some of the students who are going to their further their studies. Familiar faces from the community came forward including the campus manager of Tshwane south College odi Campus Simon Masango to commit their support for the event. Mpolokeng Mampana chairperson of Ke Tswa Mabopane sent his gratitude to all those who made the event possible including the performers, he also touched on how black people need to look at education differently and how black people make up 9% of the labor force