Learning to Succeed in South Africa

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Meet the students of Cape Town's Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT), a magnet school that serves the low-income township of Khayelitsha. We look at their challenges and successes over the past year. The school motto is “No Excuses, Just Success”, but one 17-year-old student faces a big hurdle when his mother dies and he finds himself as the head of the household, just before he is due to sit an exam. We also join the students as they celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday and attend the annual school prom. And finally, there is some good news for that 17-year-old student.

(Photo: Students of Cape Town's Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT), courtesy of COSAT)

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29 minutes

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Sun 29 Dec 2013 15:32 GMT

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