What BJS children say
"My hobby is soccer. At home I stay with my mother, father and sister. Even though my parents are not earning much, they want us to be educated. When I grow up I want to be a scientist.(...) I am happy because my younger sister will remain at Bertrams Junior School until she completes her grade 7 because of the new classrooms that FIDI is going to build for our school." Hussein, 10 years, grade 4.
"My hobby is netball. My favourite food is burger from Nandos. My favourite subjects are English and maths. When I grow up I want to be a pharmacist because I love medicine and it will help a lot of people. I wish I could find a cure for Ebola so it could not destroy people's dreams and hopes. I would like to go to London. (...) I can't wait to see the new classrooms. We really appreciate everything that FIDI has done for our school." Rushana, 11 years, grade 4.
"When I grow up I want to be a Pastor. I want to help people understand God's word and know the importance of being a child of God. I also want to preach and pray for people who are sick. My dream is to have a family and a big church for my congregation. I want to have a family of five. (...) I am feeling jealous because I won't be here next year. This is my last year but if there is grade 5 I will come back. I am going to another school. Ehis, 10 years, grade 4.
"I am excited to go to my new school but I am going to miss you FIDI because of all the amazing things you did for our school - the three classrooms grade R, 1 and 2. I never thought you could do all these good things for us. I wish I could be here when the school reopens next year. Without you FIDI, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thank you." Rinae, 10 years, grade 4.
"When I am 25 years old I will start working. (...) I will have a child when I am 29 years old.(...) I will always work very hard to help my family and children. Thank you FIDI for providing more classrooms for us. I can't wait to see how our school will look like (...). I think my dreams of being a doctor will come true becaue of you FIDI." Shakira, 9 years, grade 4.
"I thank God for giving me the courage of not feeling sorry for myself that I'm not working and instead I decided to volunteer my services and work as one of the administrative staff at Bertrams Junior although I do not earn a salary. Working at the school has helped me a lot to understand that even if the parent is unable to pay the school fees they can contribute in a constructive way in order to support the education of their children." Shirley Ngobeni, resident of Bertrams, 2 kids attending Bertrams Junior School.