Last week Rosebank College, an educational brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) (Pty) Ltd, announced the winners of the Live the Dream Competition at four jovial events hosted at the various Rosebank College campuses around the country.The events were attended by competition winners, their friends, family and ADvTECH staff.
A total of 632 students from Rosebank College Pretoria Sunnyside entered the Live the Dream competition and Eulaine Ramanala was selected as the lucky winner.
"I was speechless when I was told that I had won. My mother had to take several loans to pay for my fees. My mom works in a security company.
As the eldest, this prize will make it possible for Eulaine's mother to focus on her two younger siblings.
The first year student is studying towards an IIE Diploma in IT Management. Upon completion of the three year programme Eulaine wishes to become an IT Manager for a large IT company.
Of the 790 students students who enterd Live the Dream competiton from Rosebank College Sunnyside Campus, Christopher Mthimkhulu was selected as the campus winner.
"I am very happy to be the winner, the fees were very heavy for my father so now that my fees are covered I am now able to focus on my studies," says Christopher who is pursuing the IIE Diploma in Journalism at Rosebank College.
Kgothatso Makofane was selected as the lucky winner of Rosebank College's Polokwane Campus. Kgothatso is a first year, IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices student.
"I am really excited and my parents are also over the moon about me winning this competition. I always wanted to study at Rosebank College but my father was against me moving to Johannesburg. We were all very happy to hear that there was a new Polokwane Campus. I love the campus it's very relaxed and has a great vibe."
A total of 554 students from Rosebank College Durban entered the competition and Sindiswa Mkhize was the winner. Sindiswa is a first year student studying towards the OLG Bachelor of Business Administration in logistics in Supply Chain Management. Rosebank College offers additional support sessions for the Open Learning Group (OLG). "My dream is to own my own Courier company one day."
"Winning this competition will allow me to focus more on my books," says Sindiswa.
A total of 4524 students from all the Rosebank College campuses entered the competition and Modisaotsile Kekana was selected as the lucky winner for Braamfontein Mega Campus.
"Modisaotsile passed with exceptional marks and he was going to apply for a degree but because of funds he had to choose a one year certificate," says his father Humphrey Mokoena.
Due to restructuring at his place of employment, he had to take a salary cut and that left him in financial difficulty.
"Despite the various financial challenges I was happy that Modisaotsile was going to go to school and study because I want him to be in a better position then me, I want to break the cycle," his father added.
"Hearing the news to me was like a miracle. I am relieved that I will now have to worry only about paying his sisters fees who is also enrolled at Rosebank College. I would like to say Thank-you."
The Live the Dream competition was opened to all prospective students who have been interviewed and have registered to study at any of the Rosebank College campuses. Entries were opened from 14 September 2015 to 28 February 2016.
All the winners will receive:
- A full tuition bursary up to the value of R25 000 to study at Rosebank College in 2016
- A cellphone to the value of R5000
- Air time to the value of R2000
- A R4000 wardrobe makeover voucher
- Movie tickets to the value of R1000
The winners were chosen through a lucky draw that took place on the 8th March 2016, at Rosebank College National Office.