A story of a passionate young student at Sparrow’s FET College.

“I want to start my own company one day…”

“This course has helped me gain knowledge and experience that I need to take my dreams forward one day.”

Here at Sparrow Schools we love hearing from past students.

So we were delighted to see Tenash (Kumbirai Murenje) is now working at Sparrow’s Foundation office as part of his 6 month work experience placement where he has the opportunity to enter the workplace and apply what he has learnt before completing his course. He started with the Bridging course at Sparrow’s Combined School last year and then progressed to Sparrow’s FET College in January 2016 to study Business Administration. There he spent the first 6 months of his course at the FET College learning about the theory of Business Administration.

Sparrow’s FET College strikes the balance between the classroom and work-based methods of learning. We are one of the few colleges in South Africa that have excelled in putting the vocational education model into practice.

Tenash, who has been working at Sparrow’s Foundation office to assist with the admin work since July said: “I am learning so much and gaining a lot from this experience at Sparrow Schools. I want to continue working here after I have finished my course and then gain a  further qualification in Business Studies.”

What inspired us the most was his optimism and passion despite having a troubled start to life. It involved moving to and from Zimbabwe and South Africa until he lost his parents in 2009. He now lives in Melville with his Aunty and sister. At 18 years of age, he has come so far as to complete the bridging course at Sparrow’s Combined School and excelling at Sparrow’s FET College which clinched  his placement at the Foundation School.

“I want to start my own company and set up a coffee shop, as I see lots of opportunities in this space. This course has helped me gain knowledge and experience that I need to take my dreams forward one day.”

 

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