Jim Fatlane is a teenager but he had never been to school due to his mental and physical disabilities which leave him unable to talk and partially incontinent. We are delighted to have found a school which specialises in helping children like Jim. It is called "Mahwelereng centre of hope", is a boarding school located at Potgietersrus and accommodates 100 children. The Clabile Trust is proud to be providing the funding for Jim to attend this school. He started in January 2010 and has shown considerable improvement thanks to the specialist help and education he is receiving.
The Clabile Trust is proud to be supporting teenager Rachel Lekalakala by paying for her to attend the Susan Strydom School in Nylstroom. Although she is extremely hard-working, Rachel struggles with typical academic work. The Susan Strydom School offers students like her the opportunity to learn vocational skills such as mechanics, cookery and clothes making so that they have the best possible opportunity of getting work in the local community when they leave school.
Jerry Moloko was one of the first children The Clabile Trust started supporting when it was founded in 2002. Then, Jerry was a kind, bright and cheeky ten year old orphan attending Refihlile Primary School where the charity’s founder, Sophie, was working. Seeing great potential in Jerry, Sophie raised the sponsorship to send him to a much better school called Marken Primary. From there, he went to Meetsetshehla School and lived at Casa Clabile, the hostel built and run by the charity to enable children to attend secondary school whilst having a safe and happy place to live. Now 21 years old, Jerry has graduated high school and has gained a place reading IT Technology at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria.
The Clabile Trust continues to support him; we have given him the money to set himself up with a place to live, books and a laptop to help with his studies. Furthermore, we are giving him a monthly allowance to contribute towards his rent, bills and transport costs. We are so immensely proud of Jerry’s achievements so far and have no doubt he will continue to work hard to build a brighter future for himself.
Pete Lehlaka is another long-term success story of The Clabile Trust. He lived in our hostel Casa Clabile for four years so that he could attend Secondary School. He is now attending Pretoria University studying to be a Traffic Cop. When asked why he wanted to go into such a corrupt profession, he said simply that he wanted to be South Africa’s first honest traffic cop! We are helping Piet with his accommodation and living costs and have also bought him a laptop to assist with his studies.