As you know, we are in Johannesburg, South Africa with my son Dave and his family. Dave and Jo teach at the international school of Johannesburg. Granddaughter Jenna graduates grade 12 this year and will be returning to Canada to study at Queens in Kingston.
This letter is about one of Jenna’s classmates and sports teammates, Noni Dube .
Noni is an amazing young woman. At the end of grade 7, in her township school, Noni earned a scholarship to the International School of Johannesburg. Her courage, intelligence, enthusiasm and hard work, have now earned her a 4 yr. tuition scholarship to Trent University in Peterborough. For a foreign student to study in Canada, they must have the money up front to cover accommodation, food, return flight, books etc. Noni lives in one of the “townships” of South Africa. Although her single parent Mom, is hardworking, she could never amass that kind of money.
Noni wants to study overseas because she understands that an international education will empower her to help her people. Already she is part of a program to help young girls from her township stay in school. Obviously a top student, excellent athlete and team player, Noni is loved by everyone around her.
I believe that education is the first step to world peace. As Mother Theresa so wisely said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. This is our opportunity to share our abundant blessings through supporting Noni.
Noni’s teammates have opened a “Go Fund Me” site for Noni.
Please click Noni’s page . Read about Noni and her accomplishments. Please contribute to this beautiful young woman’s future. She needs your help, to help others.