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Good Morning Angels Festive Edition: A “dustbin digger” could be your next boss

20-year-old Lordwick Kgatle is digging through dustbins but this is not how he intends to spend the rest of his life.

Good Morning Angels Festive Edition: Ludwig
Good Morning Angels Festive Edition: Ludwig

BACKGROUND: We have all seen it:  people who dig through our dustbins on trash collection day, or people pushing trollies stacked with rubbish down our roads. Some of us are annoyed, others help out by pre-separating their trash before the bin is put on the pavement, but often we pretend not to see and rather look the other way … 

20-year-old Lordwick Kgatle is one of those trolley people. He mines through trash to find recyclable goods, which he then sells for cash. 

This is not how he intends to spend the rest of his life.

In fact, he dedicates three days a week to trash mining: "... early long morning hours, I push my trolley to look for the material.” The other four days of the week, Lordwick is in class for lectures, tests or exams to obtain his diploma in Business Administration. All this recycling money, supplemented by garden work, barbering and car washing go towards his studies. 



Lordwick, however, needs R8000 to pay his final installment for this year: "… without the outstanding amount I won’t be able to complete my first year. This would mean I've worked hard for nothing.” Then only, can he move on to work and earn his second-year tuition funds of R23 000 for 2019. Lordwick knows time is running out, as he needs to pay before his last two exam papers next week. He decided to write to Good Morning Angels: "Jacaranda Good Morning Angels brings hope to the lost and love to the unloved. I hope my email is received with great concern."  

REQUEST FOR/FROM: Lordwick Ngoako Kgatle 


ANGEL: Bonnie Cooper on behalf of our fabulous festive sponsors, Roman’s Pizza 


SPONSORING: Roman’s Pizza will assist Lordwick with the R8000,00 outstanding tuition fees for 2018 at the Richfield Graduate Institution of Technology. That’s not all: Roman’s Pizza will give Lordwick a head start for next year’ with another R27 000 - that should cover his 2019 tuition fees in full and leave some extra for a Merry Christmas and living expenses in the new year. That’s a total sponsorship to Lordwick and his studies of R35 000!   


ORIGINAL REQUEST:


To whom it may concern, 


My name is Lordwick Ngoako Kgatle. I’m 20 years old and I’m based in Pretoria, Rooiwal. 

I plead for assistance from the Jacaranda Good Morning Angels with great honor and respect. I'm pleading for assistance with my collage tuition fees. I am a first year student at a collage named RICHFIELD GRADUATE INSTITUTION OF TECHNOLOGY studying business administration as I study to obtain my diploma in business administration. 

As a Jacaranda listener without, any doubt, I've been working hard to raise the tuition fees and study material by recycling all types of recyclable materials 3 days a week - early long morning hours I push my trolley to look for the material while 4 days goes to my studies. I've been able to raise the funds for about 8 months. In the meantime, looking at my bright future with hope not to mention motivated by the struggle of being educated and being the first graduate at home. Recycling is not the only source of income. I used to try and cover my tuition fees the following ways, what I am doing currently: 


1) doing peoples gardens 

2) cutting local peoples hair 

3) recycling 

4) Car wash 


As part of my plea with great concern, we are about to write our final first years exams with the outstanding amount I won’t be able to complete my first year. This would mean I've worked hard for nothing, but I have hope that my email shall be received. This is the effort I’m putting In to have a better future for me and my family and local community members.

Jacaranda Good Morning Angels brings hope to the lost and love to the unloved. I hope my email is received with great concern. 


Kind regards, 

Lordwick 

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