Tino Sadaraki has been at the school since the beginning of Grade eight and he is loving it here. At the start of this year he was considering leaving KES and attending school closer to home in Roodepoort because of the travelling time to and from school.
It was clearly an impossible situation and his family could not afford to put him into boarding. His story came to the attention of two old boys who decided to fund his boarding so that he could stay at the school. The TAG Foundation facilitated the process and are managing the scholarship and Tino is now a happy boarder at Buxton House.
Tino loves hostel life. Living at school has made a huge difference. He is with his friends all the time and is not spending hours travelling so he can focus on his school work and sport.
He played B team cricket and rugby last year and is hoping to move up now that he does not have to leave practices early to get home. Living on the property means he can receive extra help and coaching.
His dreams are to play A team and to achieve an A average. He says even if he does not get there it would be OK, as long as he keeps improving at everything he does. He says his sponsors speak to him every day and they encourage him to give it his best.