Students at Windsor High School clubbed together to buy a fellow student a new phone and money for a matric jacket after he was robbed during a seizure.
Cape Town, South Africa (07 September 2020) – We are ugly crying because of this story. Go and get some tissues and prepare to be so filled with love and warm feelings that your heart might grow a few sizes!
Students at Windsor High School in Lansdowne have officially ranked top of our list for best humans in the world! Tasreeq Doovey from Hanover Park was robbed while he was having a seizure. The robbers took advantage of Tasreeq in his most vulnerable moment to gain from him. It was an act so violating we can only imagine how Tasreeq must have felt when he recovered.
According to Radio 786, Tasreeq lives with his mother and siblings, helping her financially by working over the weekends. Every bit of money he makes goes towards housing and feeding them. There isn’t much leftover for luxuries like a new phone or a matric jacket.
This is where Tasreeq’s classmates stepped in! The class heard about him being robbed and knew his situation so everyone clubbed in to raise money for a new phone. Once the had the money, they had a bit extra and also bought him a matric jacket.
The class surprised Tasreeq with the new phone and jacket, leaving him and many of his classmates in tears. This incredible act has shown that for every ounce of bad in the world, there is double that and then some in good!
We sobbed watching the video shared on social media. Witnessing Tasreeq’s emotions overflowing was more than our hearts could handle! Take a look for yourself below and be sure to have a tissue close by!
If the video has you wanting to do more too, a crowdfund was started for Tasreeq to help lighten his load. Roxanne Carter, who shared the video below, set the goal to raise R55,000 to go towards groceries, electricity, transport and data. So far, they have raised and whopping R 46,847.33. Roxanne’s son is Tasreeq’s friends and she knows first-hand of his life and struggles.
“Not only is he a matric student but also the sole breadwinner to his mother and 3 younger siblings. A few days ago Tasreeq’s classmates made his life a bit easier by all pitching in to get him a used cellphone, like the one he had he was robbed of whilst having a seizure on his way home. Due to him being the sole breadwinner a matric jacket was the last thing on his list… His peers took care of that too.
The aim is to raise enough money to sustain the household without him having to work weekends until he has completed his final matric exam.
The impact of donations is that he won’t have to work weekends to provide for his family and can only focus on his final few months of school.” – Roxanne Carter
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