We are all very proud of Thatohatsi Makgotlo, Thato for short, who has been recognised for Excellence in Grade 10 Mathematics and English by the St Mary’s Saturday school. She also obtained 3rd position in Grade 10 at the United Church School.

Gumboots is supporting 6 young girls to attend the St Mary’s Saturday School in 2016 – 1 girl in Grade 11 and 5 girls in Grade 10 (the matric year is Grade 12).

Since the Saturday School outreach program began 15 years ago, 2015 was was their best year ever for matric results: 100% pass rate; 42 distinctions (one boy, Zipho, got 6 distinctions and 99% for maths; another, Sipho, got 6 distinctions and 99% for accounting; two others got 4 distinctions and bursaries to Wits Law School). A great indicator of the success of the programme!

Below is Thato on the right with her awards. Congratulations Thato!