Success Story: Cabrini Ministries
Nonkululeko is a 22 year-old young lady who grew up in Matyovu in the Ngcamphalala community of Lubombo. When she was 13 years old her mother passed away but fortunately for her a Cabrini Sister took heed of her plight and Nonkuleko was welcomed into Cabrini’s hostel in 2002. Unfortunately, while at school Nonkululeko and she was not able to write her form three exams. Despite this setback she did not give up, but instead she persevered and studied diligently during the school holidays. Determined to complete her high school education, she enrolled herself into Sibetsapi High School in Phumlamcashi. This too proved to be a challenge for her because in addition to being made fun of at school she had to walk 30 kilometers to and from school every day. However, with a titanium will-power she pushed on. With Cabrini’s support, she was fortunate enough to have her school fees paid, a plate of food every night, and candles to study with. ‘We made follow-ups on the children we were sponsoring and each time we inquired about Nonkululeko her school would tell us that she’s a well-behaved and hardworking student’ says Simo Mamba, Cabrini’s Director of Education. Having completed Form 5 with impressive marks, Nonkululeko is currently in the first year of a 3-year diploma in Education at Southern Nazaren University. Through Cabrini’s tertiary education fund, Nonkululeko’s university fees are taken care of. Nonkululeko’s determination together with Cabrini Ministry’s willingness to help are undoubtedly a recipe for success!