CapeTalk listeners open their hearts and wallets for Thandile's tuition fees

Pippa Hudson on Wednesday spoke to social worker Pauline Perez, manager of the Nonceba Family Counselling Centre in Khayalitsha, about 18-year-old Thandile, who was featured on Pippa's show last year. Thandile has since passed matric and has begun her studies as an auxiliary social worker.

The promised donation to cover Thandile's tuition deposit had fallen through at the last minute and Thandile did not know where to turn.

When Pippa Hudson called on CapeTalk listeners to help fund Thandile's tuition fees, they certainly did not disappoint. The required amount of R 5000 for the deposit was far superseded. Within 10 minutes CapeTalkers pledged over R 18 000 which will cover Thandile's entire tuition for the year.

We were so amazed at people's generosity even in these tough economic times. It made me very proud to be a Capetonian.

Pauline Perez, Manager Nonceba Counselling Centre

Thandile says she was feeling so stressed when the deposit fell through. But thanks to the incredible kindness of CapeTalk listeners, her dreams will come true.

I am very grateful to the community to allow me to further my studies.

Thandile

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