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Our students and graduates have wonderfully inspiring stories to share around their Academy journey and its impact.  Their commitment to personal growth and their determination to achieve their vision for the future are borne out by their successes.


“I'm work-ready, self-reliant and different.”

- Bomkazi Nomatiti

“I used to not take things seriously. Now, I'm combining all of this to make a better life for me.”

- Andisiwe Ketsiwe

“After attending PYDA, I now have a strong and growing interest in pursuing a career within fruit processing.”

- Lunathi Methu

“I learned that you have to make an effort and do your very best if you want to achieve something in life.”

- Emihle Ganyaza

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