Pippa Hudson talks to social worker Pauline Perez, who is the manager of the Nonceba Family Counselling Centre which offers trauma counselling to survivors of rape and gender violence and provides a place of safety for abused women in Khayalitsha about 18-year old Thandila who was featured on Pippa's show last year. The teen has since completed matric with flying colours and has begun her studies to become a social auxiliary worker. The plan is for her to go on to university and become a social worker.
We are so very proud of Thandile. In fact she is probably the first child at our centre to pass matric. And she passed with a university entry— Pauline Perez, Manager Nonceba Counselling Centre
This week the Centre received a bombshell that the bursary funding to pay for Thandile's course registration had fallen through. The course costs R18 000 and a deposit of R5000 is due this week.
Last year CapeTalk highlighted the plight of Thandile, abuse survivor and Grade 12 student living at the centre. With the help of CapeTalk listeners she had a magical matric dance experience.
Pippa's pleas for assistance for Thandile did not fall on deaf ears. Generous donations from listeners have made it possible for the young woman's dreams to come true.
Listen to this wonderful story of kindness and hope.
If you wish to donate to Thandile's studies please contact the Nonceba Family Counselling Centre