Allyson Adams of South Peninsula High School received the second-highest Matric score in the Western Cape and was the recipient of the Yvonne Parfitt bursary and chose to study medicine at University of Cape Town.
Allyson was also voted one of South Africa’s ‘Brightest Young Minds.’
She has since graduated and is currently a Medical Officer in Orthopaedic Surgery at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
“The scholarship has really been life changing.
“At the time that I was in High School I had two other siblings that were also at high school. The scholarship came at the right time because I do not think my parents would have been able to send all three of us to a good school.
“The experience at the KMF changed my life forever.
“I was exposed to different cultures, different elements that I do not think I would have had exposure to. I met amazing peers at the KMF and even till today we still maintain a very good relationship.
“I also really enjoyed the workshops because it gave me insight into different aspects of life. I have continued to maintain a close relationship with Richard too, although he is a very busy guy, he is still able to keep in touch and it is as if he remembers all of us! That is what I love about him, he is so personal.”
We wish Allyson all the success and happiness for the future and are incredibly proud to have been a part of helping her achieve her dreams.
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