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Andrea Anderssen got in touch with Hot Cares regarding Max, a 21-year-old waste recycler who collects recycling materials each week. Unfortunately, he failed matric at the end of 2017 and has been recycling materials to get himself through school and to save money to buy himself study guides to rewrite his matric exams. Thankfully, Andrea assisted Max by enrolling him for a course at Kolping SA which he has completed.

Kolping SA assists with helping young people join a Work Opportunity Programme and contribute towards job skills training with private or government institutions such as FETs. Max has been given the opportunity to rewrite matric via this programme and has been enrolled at Whitestone College, thanks to financial assistance from Andrea and Kolping SA.

With educational institutions following Covid-19 protocols, Max will only be able to access his study material online, however, he does not own a laptop.

A big thank you to Acer for stepping in – They have donated an Aspire A315 laptop plus R500 worth of data per month for the next year. Hot Cares will be covering the balance of Max’s fees at Whitestone College and we will be purchasing the study guides he still requires.