Beneficiaries

All the PDI employees of the Winery of Good Hope have vital roles in the company.

Heather Whitman

Heather Whitman

Heather Whitman

Alicia Whitman

Alicia Whitman

Jayden Whitman

Jayden Whitman

Alex Dale, the MD of The Winery of Good Hope, mentioned to us early in 2007 that the company would like to create a Trust for the previously disadvantage individuals (PDI) of the company, which would pay for schooling and education for our children, I was dumb struck! I never imagined that I would never have to worry about funds for my children’s education.

I’ve been working for The Winery of Good Hope since 2000 and I have the utmost respect and gratitude towards Alex. He is one of the most thoughtful, caring and driven people I know. I am who I am today, because he believed in me and presented opportunities to show my true potential.

Alicia my eldest is absolutely loving school. Respect, honesty, integrity, caring and diligence are key values of Somerset College.  Alicia has grown into a confident caring young person and is excelling on all levels.

Jayden our son is attending Stellenbosch Waldolf School and he is loving it. At this school he is given the freedom to just be and explore.  He loves being outdoors.

“ Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”.

Dependent 1

Alicia Whitman – 29/07/2014
Grade 5 – Somerset College
Favorite sport - Netball

Dependent 2

Jayden Whitman – 01/11/2009
Class 1 – Stellenbosch Waldolf School
Favorite sport – everything.

 

Wayne Sinden

Wayne Sinden

Wayne Sinden

The biggest change for me is the fact that Christopher's family has emigrated to the Philippines. He won't be participating in the benefits of the LoH trust for this year. He passed his Matric certificate but I do not have a copy as they emigrated before the results were available. He intends to study towards his Chemical engineering degree and promised to keep me updated about his progress.

Rivkah started Grade R at the same school as last year. She’s lucky to have most of her 'old' friends in the same class. She wants to do netball and tennis at the school.

Cesaria started at Grade RR at Bizweni School in the hope that we can get her enrolled for the Grade R classes next year. She loves the new atmosphere as she feels it's a step up from crèche.

Cesaria Sinden

Rivkah Opperman

Chistopher Sassman

Fran & Tubby May

Tubby May

Tubby May

Fran May

Fran May

It has directly affected us where by our children reap the benefits of this project. It offers our children opportunities that were not there for us. They will be able to become anything they want to be through this project. There will be many changes in their lives in the future to come through this project.

Thanks Land of Hope in making our dream a reality.

Dependent 1

McNeal May – 14/03/2002
School –Webber Gedenk Primary in Stellenbosch
Hobbies – Puzzles, math, technology
Sport – Soccer and rubgy

McNeal is a very outgoing child who loves to always be on the go, he doesn't like to sit still for a moment! He loves to read any book, whether it be story books, the news paper, or a magazine. He was in the Eikestad Newspaper on 17 February 2012 for winning a gold medal for his school in the long jump competition at Coetzenburg Stadium.

Dependent 2

Megan May – 19/07/1993

LETTER FROM MEGAN MAY
Having just graduated from Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design in Stellenbosch, I would like to express my gratitude for the support received over the past 3 years from the Land of Hope Educational Trust. Without the support of the Trust and the wonderful customers, this achievement would not have been possible. So, as I embark on my dream career in Fashion Design, I would like to say thank you on behalf of myself and my family for your belief in me. For your investment in my future, all made possible through the purchase of each bottle of the Land of Hope wines. I look forward to making a success of my career and in turn one day, to be in a position to pass on the same support and mentorship to another aspiring designer, paying it forward.
Yours Sincerely, Megan

Dependent 3

Mikyle May – 15/08/2013
Kinder Garden: The Barnyard School

Mikyle

Mikyle May

Megan May

McNeal May

Vanessa Nicholls

“I was particularly impressed with the Land of Hope Trust. It gives everyone the opportunity to get the education he/she longed for without worrying about the most important thing….funds. The only focus they have is to do well and succeed in their dreams.”

Dependent 1

Mishke – 7 years old
De Kuilen Primary – Grade 2

Dependent 2

Carleigh – 3 years old
She will attend kindergarden in 2016 – Kiddies Planet

Mishke

Mishke

Carleigh

Carleigh

Mishke

Vanessa

Veronica Adonis

Veronica Adonis

Veronica Adonis

Skyler Jacobs

Skyler Adonis

“Success and life is a journey.  Failure is never final.  If you can dream it, you can be it. NOTHING is impossible!!! ”

This is what the Land of Hope Trust means to me.  It gives me the assurance to not only dream big for my children’s future but that it is possible with the Trust.

Dependent 1

Nicole January – 05/02/1993
Through this Trust I was able to enrol Nicole in one of the best Beauty Schools in Stellenbosch.  Today she is a qualified Nail technician, working in a Top Beauty Salon, all thanks to the Land of Hope Trust.

Nicole wrote: “I would like to express my great appreciation to the Creators of the Land of Hope Trust and their Team.  Because of your commitment and support my mother was able to enrol me into a school which I could only dream of.  It opened doors to so many possibilities.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart”

Dependent 2

Skyler Jacobs – 23/11/2012
Skyler has been in kinder garden from the age of 4 months and today is a very happy and energetic 3 year old.  She thoroughly enjoys her school, loves singing and dancing and forever wants to learn more.

I am forever grateful to the Land of Hope Trust for their commitment and support

 

Terrence Scholtz

Terrence Scholtz

Terrence Scholtz

Taryn-Lee and Tyrone

Education is costly and higher education is the most costly of all. But it is an investment and it help strengthening and expanding a better life for people.

Education develops the intellect; and the intellect distinguishes man from other creatures. Therefore Land of Hope gives me hope when it comes to education.

“Discipline of mind is a basic ingredient of genuine morality and therefore of spiritual strength.”

Dependent 1

Taryn-Lee Fortuin
School: Eikestad Primary
Aftercare: Kabouterland

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Alethea Ludick

Alethea Ludick

I am the youngest beneficiary of the Land of Hope trust. Being involved in the trust opened my eyes to how important education is. Also, I learnt that to be able to afford a good education means that I should educate myself. Currently I am doing should courses to better my computer skills. I'm finally getting my drivers licence and also sharpening my social skills. One day I would like to be able to provide to my family. One day I will encourage my child to educate himself to the best of his abilities. Being a beneficiary of the trust will make it easier to do this. I hope to send him/her to the best school and thereafter to the best university. I believe that a good education is one of the best gifts a father can give his child.

It is always exited being a member of the trust and hope to be involved for a long time still.

Dependent 1

Alethea Ludick - 03/12/2012
Kinder Garden: The Barnyard School

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