Trip to New York to study holistic care

THRILLED: Duma Chaane and Sylvia Selelekela won scholarships to study in the US. PHOTO: Pic. Munyadziwa Nemutudi. 29/01/08.
THRILLED: Duma Chaane and Sylvia Selelekela won scholarships to study in the US. PHOTO: Pic. Munyadziwa Nemutudi. 29/01/08.

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

Two 23-year-old women from Orange Farm informal settlement in the Vaal have proved that hard work and dedication do pay. They won scholarships to study Harmony by Karate in New York in the US.

Harmony by Karate is a course that focuses on a holistic caring model for vulnerable children in South African townships.

The course starts in April and finishes in August. Sylvia Selelekela, who grew up in an orphanage, completed her matric five years ago but did not proceed with her tertiary education because of lack of finance. Duma Chaane said she sees this opportunity as a stepping stone to pursue her career in working with children.

The scholarship is sponsored by MaAfrika Tikkun, a non-profit organisation that caters for vulnerable children.

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