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‘I just wanted to help’: SA teen sells masks to pay school fees

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‘I just wanted to help’: SA teen sells masks to pay school fees

He could see his parents were taking financial strain, so he came up with a plan and raised R22,000

Senior reporter

While most teenagers would delight on the opportunity to wriggle out of class, one Hillcrest schoolboy is selling masks to pay his own school fees.

And within a week, 15-year-old Liam Theunissen raised the R22,000 month’s fees at the elite Kearsney College outside Durban.

With his parents self-employed in the hospitality industry – roiled by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown – the enterprising pupil said he had seen the worry etched on their faces. ..

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