Hangberg resident Jasmine Juries, 14, has dreamt of visiting another country since she was a little girl, and now she has been presented with a golden opportunity to do so.
The school is planning a cultural tour to Budapest in May, but due to difficult economic circumstances her family will have to raise the money themselves if she is to make the trip.
Jasmine has been at the Hout Bay International School since the age of five, where her education is sponsored by Children of Hout Bay Education and Learning Opportunities (Chelo). She is currently in her second year of high school.
“When she first arrived at the school, she was diagnosed with a learning disability but she’s been at the school 10 years now and is doing very well,” her father Solomon Juries said.
“She has always wanted to go overseas and explore the world. I really want her to go on the trip, but we are battling to afford it. But I don’t want her to miss out on this wonderful chance.”
Mr Juries and his wife, Yolanda, are hoping to raise funds from the public, and are appealing for R500 donations.
They will also be hosting a fund-raising high tea on Saturday April 7 at the Hout Bay multi-purpose centre. Tickets are R110 each. For more information, call family mentor Nana Davieson on 082 893 8032, Solomon on 072 492 4201 or Yolanda on 084 666 7877.