Joel Monare was fortunate enough to be brought up in a home of opportunity and privilege...
With a brilliant young mind and is rapidly evolving in to a future superstar, but heart breaking events forced Joel’s world in to unimaginable poverty.
Joel Monare, aged 9 is the youngest of 4 children, when he was born his mother Sophie had been working for the Catterick family for 15 years. Having several successful businesses the family took on the responsibility of Joel’s well being. Gifting him the same opportunities as their 3 biological children.
Even after the financial crash where they suffered financial difficulties, the Cattericks moved heaven and earth to maintain Joel’s education in private schools and in 2018 alone invested $ 6000 in to Joel’s education. With Sharon Catterick bartering school fees for administration duties.
Joel’s mother had to make a heartbreaking choice!
In November Sophie received alarming news, her eldest daughter, was being abused by her boyfriend, resulting in a broken arm and other injuries. This abuse was placing her , and the other children at risk, and her daughter was unable to cope, the children were going to school unwashed, in dirty clothes and hungry, and Sophie had no choice but to resign and return to her rural home taking Joel with her.
Home is one room for all 5 of them, has no fixed roof, no windows and no running water. The local schools do not teach in English, and given his private school education Joel was taught to read and write in English and not in the local Sepedi dialect.
The Catterick family, desperate to continue Joel’s education in January 2019 sourced the closest private school, Waterberg Academy in Lephalale, Limpopo Province in South Africa. Joel received a full academic scholarship for the school fees. Given his living conditions he will need to be a full time boarder at the school, where he will educational guidance, running water, three meals a day and his own bed. A requirement of the school is that the registration and boarding fees be paid ANNUALLY in ADVANCE and we really need your help with this.