READING my favourite newspaper, The Herald, on Friday had me skipping a heart beat while I perused the headline story, "Matric bursary bonanza”. As I dug deeper into the article I truly felt joy and much pleasure at the announcement that Coca-Cola Fortune had come to the aid of pupils of Booysen Park Senior Secondary School.
This is a gift these pupils, parents and their guardians will be fools to resist or not work at attaining, irrespective of circumstances or challenges. With their teachers seemingly going flat out plus doing the extra mile to get their matric charges through this year’s curriculum, committed payment from a viable source for varsity tuition next year can only but be a boon for a people beleaguered by hardship and difficult economic circumstances brought on chiefly by passed ideologies and the 2008 world financial crisis.
I cannot but take my hat off to the company employee concerned and the teachers involved, who deserve accolades for their resilience and commitment in this noble endeavour indeed.
That last year’s matrics from Booysen Park Senior Secondary School are now being sought to take up the challenge of educating themselves at the expense of Coca-Cola Fortune is surreal indeed, taking into account the difficult economic climate that prevails today in most countries and companies around the world.
The cherry on top is that this formidable company now seeks to carry on in this charitable way helping future matriculants. Booysen Park seniors, you snooze, you lose!
Denzyl Harper, Korsten, Port Elizabeth