Wendy grew up on the notorious Cape Flats in an area called Q Town. Starting her education in mainstream schools, she managed to complete primary school, but could not continue with her high school education due to her sub-standard literacy competency. Coming from an at-risk background, there was very little support for her to continue and complete her school education. Her mom found the Learn to Live School of Skills, a school that provides basic education and skills training to learners aged 14 to 18.
Now majoring in Hospitality, a StreetSmart beneficiary programme, and in her final year, Wendy exclaims: “It’s amazing, I love Hospitality!” As part of her training programme, she has already started doing weekend jobs to get a foot in the door. The Radisson Blue Hotel in Cape Town has partnered with Learn to Live by allowing the Hospitality Workshop learners some exposure to the world of hospitality.
Wendy is flourishing and shows visible emotions of gratitude towards the supportive teachers at the Learn to Live School who has done so much for her during the past four years. Through their education, training and mentorship, Wendy has been enabled to start to live a better life and have a promising future.