Ngia Selengbe has come across to the TAG Foundation this year from one of the school’s other scholarship programmes.
He is in grade 12, a leader at Gordon House, and one of the school’s star sportsmen. He played 1st team rugby last season and represented The Golden Lions XV at the Craven Week. He is still under-18 this year, so he is still in contention for provincial honours.
He is also a very good athlete. He was in the school athletics team as a sprinter last year and came 3rd in the under-17 100m at the interhigh.
He says he is enjoying his role as a senior at the school. “I realise that the juniors look up to us, so we have a responsibility to not disappoint them. At the same time, I think I can make their experience of King Edward School a better one and that is what I try to do,” he said.
Ngia knows that it is important for his school work to improve in this, his final year, so he has pledged to work harder at it. “I am passing OK but I struggle with English and the school has arranged extra lessons in the subject for me. Being in the hostel helps because I get the opportunity to study while the hostel boys are all studying.”
It was always Ngia’s dream to come to King Edward. “I actually applied to come here in grade 8 but was not accepted,” he said. “So when I got the opportunity to come across I grabbed it.
“I’m aware that there are people backing me and I am grateful for that. It was definitely the right decision to come here.”
We agree and are proud to welcome Ngia to the TAG team.