Help South African H.S. Grads Attend College

 
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May 30, 2014

"Not a Reflection of My Background"

Tabisa, 2009 Graduate of CH South Africa
Tabisa, 2009 Graduate of CH South Africa

Thank you for your continued support of ‘Help South African H.S. Grads Attend College’! Your generosity gives Christel House South Africa students the opportunity to escape poverty through higher education, vocational training and job placement.

We are excited to introduce Tabisa Z., a 2009 Graduate of Christel House South Africa.

I don’t have to be a reflection of my background,” Tabisa said when asked the most important thing she’d learned at Christel House. “The world is my oyster and in it I can achieve anything.”

Tabias grew up in Khayelitsha – South Africa’s second largest township after Soweto – where an estimated 1.5 million people live within a 17 square mile area. Today Tabisa is employed in that same impoverished community, at Hubspace – an organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs procure office space, infrastructure and equipment. Tabisa’s skills in office administration and customer service helped her secure the position.

Tabisa offered valuable advice to fellow Christel House students:

“No matter in which part of the world they [students] are, they need to realize that they, too, have something to offer, in their school, community or as a citizen,” she says.

Tabisa’s goal is to use her talents to help improve her community.

“I hope to make a difference in Khayelitsha, and other poor communities. My background makes me empathize with the people and their challenges, and my education in business administration helps me work with them to solve problems.”

Christel House donors, like you, help students, like Tabisa, reimagine their futures and make an impactful difference in their communities while achieving their dreams. Thank you for your continued support.

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Bobbi Bosch

Indianapolis, Indiana United States

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