2017 Grade 1 Students
Siyabonga lives with his parents, sister, and brother in KwaMhlanga. His favorite place to eat is KFC and his favorite color is blue. Siyabonga loves to watch birds and he enjoys reading at MCA.
Tidimalo is the sweetest girl, always wearing a smile on her face. She lives with her mother, grandmother, five sisters, and her brother. One of Tidimalo’s sisters is Dimpho, a member of MCA’s Grade 2. Tidimalo is vulnerable staying with her mother and other siblings; the mother is unable to work or find a job as she is suffering from TB (Tuberculosis) and was diagnosed with HIV. The father is unknown and they depend on social grant income. Tidimalo loves coming to Mukhanyo because she gets to spend time with her favorite teacher in the dictation session, play net ball with her friends, and listen to story time in her class. Her favorite colors are red and yellow, and Tidimalo’s favorite foods are chocolate and ice cream. Her favorite animals are the kudu, a species of antelope, and the donkey. Tidimalo’s favorite book in the Bible is Genesis with specific emphasis on the story of creation. Tidimalo plans on becoming a nurse after finishing her studies.
Tumelo has a big smile and a loving heart, making him eager to give out hugs to the people around him. He lives with a large family including his parents, three brothers, and four sisters. Chickens are his favorite animals, and Tumelo enjoys reading at MCA along with playing soccer with his friends or swinging on the playground. His favorite TV show is Popeye.
Jodas’ favorite activities at MCA are playing soccer with his friends or reading books in class. Jodas lives at home with his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. His favorite TV show is Teen Titans and his favorite animal is the lion. Jodas plans to become a soldier when he grows up to serve and protect his country.
Mpho is proud to say that he is both the tallest and oldest member of the Grade 1 class. Mpho enjoys coming to MCA to be able to participate in the reading sessions and soccer games with his classmates. Mpho’s favorite place to eat is KFC and he also enjoys eating beetroots. His favorite animal is the elephant and his favorite color is red. Mpho dreams of becoming a police officer when he grows older. Mpho lives at the orphanage center.
Sphamandla lives with her mother, grandmother, sister and brother outside of MCA. Her favorite food is ice cream and her favorite color is green. The night bird is her favorite animal. Sphamandla’s biggest dream is to see snow one day in her life. She also envisions becoming a traffic officer when she grows older. Sphamandla is a very studious girl, enjoying writing and reading books about trains
Tisetso is the youngest member of the Grade 1 class and has enjoyed his first year at MCA. Though Tisetso doesn’t understand English as well as his classmates and requires more help in his studies, he is very eager to learn and participate in class to better his skills. His favorite activity in class is reading and he also likes to draw. His favorite food is cornflakes and he loves the color blue. Basketball is his favorite sport and fish are his favorite animals. At home, Tisetso lives with his mother, six brothers, and three sisters. He dreams of becoming a policeman when he grows older.
Njabulo’s favorite activities at MCA are reading and playing soccer with his friends during his free time. He lives at home with his mother, brother, sister, and grandmother. Njabulo’s favorite animals are monkeys and bears. His favorite food is beetroots and blue is his favorite color. Njabulo plans to become a policeman when he finishes his studies to serve his community.
Thandolethu lives at home with his father, two brothers, and three sisters. At MCA, his favorite activity is singing. His favorite animal is the giraffe and ice cream is his favorite food. Blue is Thandolethu’s favorite color and he plans to become a policeman when he grows up.
Kabelo lives at the orphanage center and enjoys coming to MCA. He likes to play soccer with his classmates and read Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse books. Kabelo loves to eat chicken and rice, and his favorite color is red. He dreams of becoming a policeman when he is older. Kabelo holds the Bible close to his heart, his favorite book of the Bible being the book of John. Kabelo asked for us to pray to God to give him food, a dog, and TV. He would greatly appreciate your prayers.
Surprise lives at home with his grandfather when he is not at MCA. He loves playing netball at school with his friends and reading stories in class. His favorite color is red and he loves dogs! Surprise has dreams of becoming a policeman when he grows older.
Immaculate always has a wide smile! She has a playful spirit, explaining that jumping on her bed is her favorite thing to do. Immaculate lives with her mother, grandmother, and aunt at home, and she is very grateful for MCA. She explains that she wants to thank God for sending amazing teachers to MCA where she is able to express her love for writing and begin her path of study in becoming a doctor in the future. Immaculate loves playing on the playground with her friends and enjoys reading the creation story in Genesis.
Sfiso loves attending MCA! His favorite subject in school is dictation and writing, and he also enjoys playing soccer with his friends at school. Outside of MCA, Sfiso lives with his parents, sister, and brother and enjoys watching the Mickey Mouse TV show. His favorite color is red and he wants to become a policeman when he grows up.
Lethabo lives at home with her mother, two brothers, and her sister. She loves watching the Mickey Mouse TV show and playing netball at MCA with her friends. Her favorite subject to learn in school is lifeskills, and she plans on continuing her studies to become a nurse. Cats are Lethabo’s favorite animal and she loves the color pink. Lethabo loves eating beetroots the best.
Mbali lives at home with his mother and sister, and he greatly enjoys playing with his cat and dog outside of school. In the classroom, he enjoys listening to story time and loves to hear his favorite bible story about Moses. Mbali has three favorite colors: red, pink, and purple.
Ntuthuko excels in the classroom at MCA! He is very good at dictation and his handwriting is exceptional. He loves playing soccer with his friends at school and loves the color red. At home, Ntuthuko lives with his mother, two sisters, and his brother. When Ntuthuko grows up, he wants to become a policeman.
Siphokazi enjoys coming to MCA as she loves to sing in class and play netball with her friends. She lives with her mother, five sisters, and six brothers at home. Siphokazi loves the color purple and lions are her favorite animal. She loves any food that has cheese and when Siphokazi grows up, she plans on becoming a soldier to serve her country.