Gift of love A young

The matriculant of Kwa-Thema received a gift from Carnival City staff. It turned tears of disappointment to tears of joy.

The matriculant of Kwa-Thema received a gift from Carnival City staff. It turned tears of disappointment to tears of joy.

Kwa-Thema High matric students disappointment at missing out on getting her matric farewell photograph led to what she now describes as one of the best days of her life. Ntombi Mnguni attended her matric farewell party at Carnival City on 30 September.

However, she was unable to pay for the photograph as her domestic worker mother Betty had not been paid, so didnt have the R50 fee.

Her deeply distressed mother confided in Elsie Roux, a Carnival City surveillance auditor who gives her a lift to work every day, and from there a caring group of people sprang into action. Carnival City staff and the Afrisun Trust engineered an opportunity for Betty to visit the complex with her daughter on Saturday, 8 October to reenact her big occasion.

When they arrived at the complex they were whisked off to lunch at Lotto Foods, followed by a pamper session, makeover treatment and hairdo – looking lovely and dressed in her matric farewell gown.

EKASI NEWS (Secunda) 14 Oct 2011 Page 7