The independent tank storage group, Vopak, was delighted at the news that one of the 2016 Matric students at Amaoti 3 High School, Mbali Mpanza, had scored 74% in her Physical Science examination. Through The Domino Foundation’s Life Skills programme, Vopak has been sponsoring tuition in the subject for a number of the school’s senior students through the kind offices of Mr Bodalia, a Physics teacher at Northwood School.
Mbali plans to study Dental Therapy at UKZN Westville. The Domino Foundation’s Bursary Fund Programme has tailor-made a funding plan to enable Mbali and two other students, Nobuhle Ndlovu and Sindiswa Shange, to take up tertiary studies.
Sindiswa has also been accepted to do Dental Therapy and Nobuhle will be studying at UKZN Edgewood for a B Ed. The programme provides academic fees, living, travel, books and resources allowances. It also mentors the students to gain the full benefit from their studies.
An earlier recipient of a Domino bursary, Silindile Ndlovu, has successfully passed her first year of studies and has been offered a bursary, which includes post-study employment, through the Department of Basic Education’s Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme. This will enable her to complete a teaching qualification, an opportunity that probably wouldn’t have been possible without the Domino transition.