Ten students to be offered assistance to study medicinal studies in Cuba
Nombuso Asanda Dlamini
The Limpopo Provincial Department of Health has announced that it will assist ten well-educated medical students in Cuba. Another factor to consider was whether the learner was from a disadvantaged family.
Last week, Modimolle and Mogalakwena municipalities hosted a ceremony for the students. Residents of Mabatlane gathered at Les light Hall to say goodbye to Dikeledi Lekoto who was flying to Cuba the next day.
One by one, the speakers explained how they knew Dikeledi. They described him as an attentive, respectful, loving child, who loved church and books and did not fill the streets. They expressed their admiration for him and advised the students who had come to the party to take notes on Dikeledi. They told him to represent Mabatlane and his municipality more efficiently and to work harder.
In a nutshell, Modimolle Municipal Spokesperson, Cllr Sechele Sebolai, said: “Most of our children who are doing well in matric results live at home but are very lucky today because that has changed. Learners can learn anything they want to learn no matter where they are.”
“Our ANC and the Department of Health have set up a fund to help medical students and we must once again thank the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi for his support.”
In response, Dikeledi Lekoto said: “I am grateful for the support of all the people who have taken part in my life by embracing me and guiding me to get here today. My mother Berth Lekoto thank you for the way you raised us at home. I come from a poor family and appeal to my classmates not to be ashamed that they can survive in life no matter what family they come from. That should motivate you to make some changes in your life because you are determined to do so. I thank the district and local municipalities for the gifts they have given me .”