Views from some of our beneficiaries…
3rd Form (Grade 9) 2016
College is in my blood. I come from 3 generations of College Old Boys, totaling 12 including myself with my 2 younger brothers to follow from my side of the family.
College gives boys like me an opportunity to become the best that they can be. My grandfather said the day I was born that I would be a College Old Boy one day! He lived to see me finish my first year at College and was so proud to sit next to the rugby field supporting his school with my uncle, dad and myself at his side. It was one of my proudest moments which I will treasure forever having the most amazing man, role-model and my greatest fan at my side. College Forever!
3rd Form (Grade 9) 2016
As an orphan, I have known what it is like to not have a stable home life, to not be sure where my next meal would come from, to miss days at school. But then, through the College community, I got an opportunity to attend Maritzburg College, thanks to the support of the College Foundation.
Luckily, I am now at the boarding house at College so I don’t have to worry about places to live or food or about going to school. I am working hard at my academics and enjoy playing sport for College. This year I am proud to say I have been selected for the 15A rugby team. The College Foundation is helping me with everything I need.
5th Form (Grade 11) 2016
For me College is not just a school. Yes, I receive an amazing education, but there is so much more that it offers: opportunities and experiences completely unique to our brotherhood.
Without the College Foundation there is no way I would have been blessed with this opportunity. I feel it is my duty to give everything I can back to the school that I love, and I will continue to do so long after I’ve matriculated.
Since its’ beginning Maritzburg College has had a reputation for constantly producing solid, admirable men – I am proud to be one of these.
2rd Form (Grade 8) 2016
I am so grateful for being here at Maritzburg College. I never thought that I would get an opportunity to expand my skills and abilities, to build myself as a person. I used to go to a small school – it had about 200 pupils, one class per grade. There wasn’t a lot of sport there so all the boys were forced to do one sport and the girls would do another.
Here at College, I have the opportunity to choose my sport and learn about my future choices. Because of my scholarship, I have the opportunity to make new friends and learn new things. I will never forget this experience!