Helping leaders of tomorrow

Tremaine van Aardt and Darryn Wood

BEING diagnosed with HIV just over two years ago was more than a wake-up call for Bathandwa Ndwanyana.

He established the Walmer Township Homework Club because he wanted to be remembered for doing good.

The former SABC journalist provides pupils from Walmer Junior and High Schools and other smaller Port Elizabeth schools in the area with lessons from Monday to Thursday in two containers in Wetherland Street.

He caters for a total of 235 pupils, 175 full-time.

“I know I only have a few years left, so I needed to make the best of them. Despite only having a CD4 count of 35 earlier this year, these kids make me strong.

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