Esihle Nkwanyana

Esihle Nkwanyana
Background

Grade 12 Learner at Jeppe High School for Girls

Inspired

Having a strong affinity for numbers her ambition is to be an actuary one day.

Leadership

She has demonstrated immense resilience in attaining the goals she has set out for herself, despite many obstacles along the way.

Esihle is a grade 11 learner at Jeppe High School for girls. She has received full academic colours and her ambition is to be an actuary one day, having a strong affinity for numbers, as demonstrated by her marks in Mathematics and Accounting. Esihle also takes part in a number of cultural activities at the school such as the Marimba band, the school’s senior choir as well as an a Capella group called Hlabelela. 

Esihle is the oldest of four children and lives with both her parents and her three siblings.  She describes her parents as her “biggest supporters”, always encouraging her to do her very best in everything that she is involved in. Though Esihle’s family has faced challenging times, she has demonstrated immense resilience in attaining the goals she has set out for herself, despite many obstacles along the way.  This has made her a worthy recipient of The Emmanuel Taban Foundation Scholarship Programme.

I am writing to express my immense gratitude to Dr Taban and the foundation for the opportunity they have afforded me. Thanks to the foundation I was able to conclude my studies at Jeppe High School for Girls and matriculate with bachelors' degree admission. I was even able to obtain 3 distinctions, including a distinction in Physical Sciences. I have accepted a firm offer at the University of Witwatersrand to study Economic Science, majoring in Actuarial Science. I would not have been able to achieve all of this without the support of Dr Taban and everyone at the foundation. I will forever be grateful for the foundation's belief in me. Kind regards, Esihle Nkwanyana