Empilweni Client Story 1

Sihle (not her real name), a 16 year old girl, was brought to Empilweni by her paternal grandmother, who has been caring for her since her arrival in Cape Town a few months ago. Asics Hombre The school reported that Sihle had been behaving badly and had stopped going to school, while grandmother said that she stays out late and has been abusing alcohol. Canotta Cleveland Cavaliers She is cheeky at home, and has been crying a lot.   Sihle grew up in the Eastern Cape.
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  • Her mother died when she was 3 years old, and her father at 5 years old. Cheap Nike shoes After her maternal grandmother died, she did not receive proper care and supervision, but was shunted around between various relatives. adidas eqt hombre When she failed Grade 10 last year, she was sent to Cape Town to her paternal grandmother.
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  •   One of the first things Empilweni did was to enrol her in a nearby high school. Landon Collins Giants Jerseys Sihle had four sessions with her Empilweni counsellor, and three family sessions with her granny and the counsellor. Nike Air Max Uptempo Sihle said that she felt rejected by her family and was filled with hatred, and she thought that she had no future. nike air max 90 hombre rojas But she felt loved by her counsellor and was able to share her hurts, and she found that she could forgive all the people who had treated her so badly.
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  • She said: “It’s been a long journey and I never thought I would be so happy, but I learned that it’s never too late to chase your dreams”.   Sihle passed her mid-year examinations with flying colours, and she has been chosen to represent the school on many programmes, such as the Heritage project, which made the provincial finals.

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