Brendon Neuhaus moved to Hoedspruit in January 2018 - before that he had never really heard of this little bush town. In the year he has been living here, he has grown to love it and no one is more grateful for his presence than the Tanda Tula Scholarship Program kids.

Yes, Brendon has done the near impossible - he has actually taught them that math’s can be loads of fun

Brendon studied finance and statistics at the University of Johannesburg, after which he went into an investment banking career. He then shifted his focus towards investments in Real Estate before deciding to join his girlfriend on her year of community service at Tintswalo Hospital in the Limpopo Province. And that’s where we come in. Brendon wanted to keep his brain active whilst living out of the big city, but he also felt it was important to share his love of math’s and hopefully instill some of this enthusiasm on the local children.

It’s hard not to love your math’s teacher when he also plays the guitar in a band which gives him an edgy cool persona that teenage kids can all relate to. However, it is their high energy and positive attitudes that inspire him. He says he loves working with the Tanda Tula students as they are all so happy to learn and their enthusiasm for knowledge is incredible.

We suspect that Brendon’s stay in Hoedspruit may have a lifespan, but whilst he is here, we will make the most of our time with him. We will pick his brain and utilise his mathematical skills. It is a privilege to learn from a man who has such a passion for his subject and imbues such enthusiasm in his students.

Bill Livesay, a recent guest at Tanda Tula, contacted us after hearing about the Tanda Tula Education Foundation, and wanted to contribute in some way. After hearing the ways in which guests and friends have contributed in the past, Bill decided to make a monetary contribution, which has been specifically allocated to the extra lessons - run by Brendon - for the children on the Tanda Tula Scholarship Program. The Tanda Tula Education Foundation would like to say a huge thank you to Bill Livesay and his family for their valued contribution.



Bill Livesay (Left) and family



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