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"I had a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, but could not find employment in this field. I then began to think that I could teach Science at a school instead as the working hours are ideal to still be a wife and mother in the home and I would have time during school holidays to spend with my family, but I did not have the financial means to study further to gain the necessary certificate to be allowed to teach. That is where BEF turned my challenge into a blessing. In 2006 & 2007 I studied a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education through BEF and was able to quickly find employment as a Grade 10 Physical Science teacher at a High School nearby. This has been such a blessing for our family as now we have two sources of income and we were able to purchase a bigger home for our family of 6 to all fit in, and we save a lot of money on fuel costs as we now all drive in the same direction to and from work and school everyday. I am enjoying my employment and learning so much everyday!

"I am grateful for this opportunity to write to you, even though I am a past student, to tell you how thankful I am to the Donors and Directors of this Fund for giving me this opportunity to fulfil my dreams. It has changed my life, and that of my family’s too."