Eye Alumni Success stories

Our Graduates’ lives transforming from being junior Mass Participation Programme beneficiaries into leaders, now facilitating the same positive changes in others that they learnt through being a part of the EYE programme, is truly inspiring and deserves to be acknowledged! Here are some of our EYE Alumni success stories:

Clinton Ndebele

Through his outstanding academic results and involvement with EYE programme, Clinton was awarded a bursary to complete his Grade 10-12 studies at Barnato Park High School.
In addition, he managed to be enrolled in the St. Johns College Maths and Science programme which focuses on assisting talented students with their Maths and Science subjects.
He excelled in his matric studies and got the following marks: English- 70%, Zulu-82%, Maths- 61%, Life Orientation[1]63%, Geography 78%, History-79% and Life Sciences-73%.
He was offered an additional bursary to pursue tertiary studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) to study Bachelor of Education degree.
Whilst completing his undergraduate degree at UNISA, St. Johns College offered him an intern teacher assistant position at the school.
Due to his leadership skills, he was selected to become the hostel master during his stay at the St. Johns College.
Clinton completed his degree in 2020 and is currently a qualified teacher at Pinnacle College, which is one of the elite schools in Johannesburg.

Nompumelelo Ndaba

Nompumelelo Ndaba joined the Girls programme programme in 2011 as a high school student from Johannesburg Polytechnic College and is now a qualified Optometrist.
She is now practising at the Visionbox Embekweni organization. VisionBox is a social franchise based on a scalable Optometry-in-a-Box concept.
Containers are kitted out as fully functional optometry practices, and set up in townships to serve the people who need them most – at drastically reduced costs.

Khanyile Sape

Khanyile is now a qualified tax technician registered with SAIT ( The South African institute of tax practitioners).
Khanyile joined Egolisquash Youth Empowerment as a junior High School student from one of our Innercity Schools and has since grown through the programme as one of the influential leaders of our Amaqhawekazi Girls in Sport.
“I want all young girls to believe in themselves, pursue their goals and not be deterred by what others think about them. Being a winner is fighting for what you believe in and never giving up”Khanyile Sape.

Request Sinyandiwo

Request joined EYE when he was 12 years old through our Innercity Mass Participation programme.
Request is now a qualified Head Coach for EYE and coordinates, organises, and conducts squash and youth empowerment sessions for our players.
Through his passion for changing lives; Request mentors youths whilst developing their sportsmanship and attitude to interpersonal relations and competition.

He is currently in his final year studying Bachelor of Law (LLB) at the University of South Africa.

He has coached 20 junior school players for Elite Squash in Dubai for a year and had opportunities to play and interact with Top World PSA players such as Nicol David; Grégory Gaultier; Nick Matthew; Mohamed Elshorbagy; Simon Rösner and others. View PSA feature on Request in Dubai video: