The impact of scholarships

Unathi Marapyana.

Grade 12

I’d like to thank Sacred Heart for allowing me such an amazing opportunity and I have learnt a lot from this school both academically and socially. I have a single mother and currently live with my grandmother and younger sister. Before I came to Sacred Heart, I was at Rembrandt Park which was how I came to hear about this school. This school has helped me grow a lot over the 4 years I have been here and I wouldn’t be the person I am had I not come to this school. My confidence has grown enormously and I am more self-aware.

I have made some of the most amazing friends here and met some of the greatest thinkers, in my opinion. Attending this school has exposed me to several things and has opened my eyes to the injustices of the world and how this world should be; my way of thinking has changed for the better. This is why I decided that I want to become a surgeon. I want to make a difference and the best way I know how is fixing the health care in this country. I also want to help those who can’t help themselves and hopefully inspire others to do the same. 

This school has taught me the importance of giving back to the community and I have done quite a bit of community service over the years. This school has given me several opportunities that have made me a better person. I have been involved in things like The President’s Award and the Johannesburg Junior Council which is also about giving back in different ways such as advocating for people’s rights. I’d like to think that I am a decent human being and it’s all because I was given an opportunity to attend such a school.

Mpho Mudau

Grade 9

I am 14 years of age and was born in Limpopo and raised in Johannesburg. Now I live in Tembisa located in Gauteng.

I am an SSP scholar at Sacred Heart College in Grade 9. When I grow up I want to be an Orthopaedic surgeon. My mom is a housewife and my dad works as a commercial driver.

I received an academic scholarship at Sacred Heart College, which has given me the opportunity to dream big. Where I come from, opportunities are limited for young people. Everyone aspires to be a taxi driver, but the opportunity of coming to this school has given me the courage to want to better myself and my community and choose a profession that will better my future.

I love my school and all the teachers because they are kind and always make sure that I understand all the work and give me additional assistance to be able to succeed. I am happy to have been offered the opportunity to attend such a technologically advanced school. The opportunities and experiences I have shared here cannot be compared to anything.

My Hobbies are: playing Soccer, watching T.V and reading books.

Makgabo Lamola  

Grade 9

I am a motivated, driven and focused individual. My subjects are: Physical Sciences, Business Studies, Accounting, English, Afrikaans and Advanced Maths.

I was born and raised in the depth of Alexandra Township. My dream when I grow up is to be an Actuarial Scientist.

I want to make a difference in the wold and the lives of people. I also like to challenge myself and do things that are unfamiliar to me, which are some of the things I have learnt being at Sacred Heart College.

I am allowed to question things I do not understand and give ideas without the fear of being looked down upon as a boy from a small, poor community. I am allowed to express myself here.

This scholarship means a lot to me because it has given me the opportunity to learn at an excellent school that offers a variety of options using technology and other exciting ways of learning.


Sacred Heart College epitomises the diversity of South Africa. We create a place of welcome and a home that crosses gender identity, income level, cultural, religious and demographic barriers. Sacred Heart College is a melting pot of ideas and beliefs, reflected in the discussions amongst our children and in their outstanding performance in debating, public speaking, theatre and writing. It is no coincidence that amazing young people, like Puleng – Lange Stewart, become finalists in international writing competitions; that doctors, like Ridwan Mia, find new ways to treat burn victims and ensure that these techniques are also used for the most deprived of children.

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