During the 10-plus years that St George’s Turning Point Home was in existence, we had the opportunity to help some remarkable young men make something of their lives. For example:
- Bongani is now a fully qualified aviation firefighter at Grand Central Airport.
- Buti is a driver and general handyman at the Old JSE Buildings in Newtown.
- Vincent is studying Retail Business Management at the Vaal University of Technology.
- Milva obtained his N6 in Business Studies at the Central Johannesburg College and is completing his internship for a National Diploma in Business Studies.
- Fezile is studying computing and e-commerce through the City of Johannesburg’s MOOV programme, and has been appointed to an internship at Parkview Library.
- Aristo has just managed to get a work permit (he is a citizen of the DRC) and is building a career as a camera man in the film world.
- Mandla is a parish minister and the parish secretary at St Aidan’s in Yeoville and is hoping to study theology in Grahamstown next year.
- William is a qualified “Grade B” security guard and is working for Stallion Security.