Local Grade 7 boys receive scholarship from Vice President of Amazon

At a small event held at Fathers House Church on Thursday afternoon Norman Msaka (Swartkops Primary) and Shaun Johansson (Parsons Hill Primary) was informed via a live Zoom session by David Brown that, in his private capacity, he would provide them a full scholarship to study at Alexander Road in 2023. 

The two boys were identified in March during the Tangible Africa Coding 4 Youth project, by the Coding Evangelist who reached out to their schools. Prof Jean Greyling from Nelson Mandela University and Program Director for Tangible Africa: “Through our program involving the TANKS and RANGERS apps, one of objectives is to identify learners with talent, and to then support them. This #ImpactTomorrow drive is still taking baby steps, but we are happy for every young life we can impact.”

At the event two other beneficiaries were introduced to those present. Tyler Brecht is a third year BSc Computer Science student, while Culumanco Komanisi is in Grade 11 at Alexander Road, doing well in IT. They are sponsored by Coastland Sales and Dimension Data.