LIMPOPO – The learners reaped the rewards of their hard work during a special prize-giving ceremony at the Baptist Church in Dzimauli-Tshibvumo village on Friday.
Thovhele Ratshibvumo II Rambuda, the brain behind the project of motivating hardworking and dedicated Gr 12 learners, said he used to see learners from schools such as Mbilwi, Thengwe and Tshivhase being awarded for the good work they did and he thought of rewarding hard working learners in his communities.
“We have given the hardworking learners laptops, because with laptops they will be able to type their assignment well when they start with their tertiary studies.
“We want our learners to get away from abusing alcohol and drugs at early ages and encourage them to take education seriously,” Rambuda explained.
During the ceremony he also motivated the Gr 12 class of 2018 and told them to be born into a poor family background doesn’t mean one cannot reach for their dreams.
He told them reaching their dreams was all about hard work and determination.
Rambuda added they invited some of the former learners in Ha-Rambuda who have progressed well in their respective workplaces to motivate the learners.
The secondary schools in Ha-Rambuda include Mamphodo, Dzimauli, Vele, and Ratshilumela, among others.
Rambuda added he hopes to make this prizegiving an annual initiative so the hardworking learners will in turn continue to motivate the less fortunate to advance education in the communities.
The top three learners in Ha-Rambuda were Munangiwa Muvhango, Rotshidzwa Nematswerani and the overall top learner, Victor Ndou, and they were awarded R7 500, a laptop and a trophy. The remaining six top performing learners received laptops.
One of the learners who received awards, Munangiwa Muvhango, said she was over the moon to learn even traditional leaders in her community are able to recognise the good work they have done.
Muvhango is currently enrolled to study B.Sc at the University of Venda.