First MH scholars selected!

on Friday, 11 July 2014. Posted in News

The first MH scholars were selected after an extensive interview and application process, we as the MH foundation are delighted by our selection and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us and our learners.

Bringing dreams to life

Last year, MH Foundation learners were introduced to debating with the aim of improving their research and analytical skills, critical reasoning and to help them acquire the ability to present carefully formulated arguments. The scholars have competed in several tournaments over the course of the year gaining exposure and a lot of experience. These scholars received training every Monday, sacrificing their time (and weekends), to engage with other scholars and debate on critical issues affecting the world. 

Following an intense and highly competitive tournament with children from various backgrounds, including those from ex-model C and private schools, MH Foundation learners, Lilitha Sokoyi and Nobantu Mtshengu, came out tops and as a result will be representing the Western Cape at the national debating tournament in Durban. 

Lilitha and Nobantu, have demonstrated exceptional academic performance since joining the MH Foundation programme, both these young scholars dream of becoming pilots. Their impending trip to Durban then makes excellent timing for the pair’s first aeroplane flight.   

As part of the MH Foundation’s Real Dreams project, we have been in touch with a black female pilot (who has requested to remain anonymous) , who jumped at the opportunity to encourage our two outstanding scholars. She has really stepped up by offering to give them a tour of the cockpit and taking them on a session on the flight simulator, a privilege given only to a chosen few (and she has also promised to ensure that they get a window seat during their flight!). This indeed proves that the nurturing of dreams is a team effort.

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