Clifton School’s social responsibility is directed through the Clifton Foundation, a Public Benefit Organisation at the heart of creating opportunities for talented boys from financially challenged backgrounds to benefit from the Clifton experience.
One such boy is Asanda Dimba, whose Clifton journey culminated in an exceptional set of matric results recently. Asanda was the recipient of a Foundation scholarship which afforded him the opportunity to continue his high school education at Clifton after finishing Grade 7 at Addington Primary School.
Initially very quiet and shy, Asanda transformed into a confident, independent and engaging young man who has thrived in the Clifton environment.
Last year Asanda received the Fabrice Muhizi Trophy for Gratitude, an award made to the matric boy who has lived out the values of gratitude throughout his time at Clifton College. He was also awarded full colours for Dramatic Arts and received the Drama Trophy for Most Improved Performer. Asanda’s excellent results and Bachelor Pass means he can now pursue a university degree, and has been accepted at UKZN to study BSc (Computer Sciences), but is also considering studying Information Systems at Wits. Asanda is hoping that one of these institutions will support his dream through an offer of financial assistance.
Asanda is positive about his future and the opportunities that lie ahead. He would like to become a software engineer, programmer, web developer or graphic designer. Asanda is quick to acknowledge the life-changing experience he was afforded through the Foundation scholarship and is grateful to Clifton for giving him the platform and grounding to believe that anything is possible.