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Winner now able to finish school

4 July 2012 No Comment

Poverty forced Carmi Engelbrecht, a 25-year old resident of Lyttleton Manor, Centurion, to drop out of school in Grade Nine.

For 10 years she never lost hope that one day she would be able to return to school and finish what she started.

She works as a full-time volunteer for a non-profit organisation and one of her roles is to raise funds for student bursaries.

When she heard about an insurance company’s competition offering five people the opportunity to win a share of R300 000 to overcome a Goliath Challenge she said to herself that poverty may have won the first round but she will not be defeated second time round.  “Winning R60 000 in this competition made me realise that if you give selflessly, you will receive tremendously!” said Engelbrecht.

Carmi wrote to the Department of Education the very same day she found out she had won the competition.

“I am hoping that I will be able to register for Grade 12 examinations in 2013.  If not, nothing will stand in my way and I will complete Grade 10, 11 and 12 via an internationally recognised programme. If I go this route, I will finish high school in 2015.”

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