Teen Summit adventure

TEEN SUMMIT ACHIEVER: Jyotika Ramthol, a grade 11 learner at Abbotts College Johannesburg South and a member of The Clubhouse in Bellavista.

JYOTIKA Ramthol, a grade 11 learner at Abbotts College Johannesburg South and a member of The Clubhouse in Bellavista, attended the Teen Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, USA from July 25 to 31.

One of three hardworking teens chosen for their strong leadership and contributions to The Clubhouse, Jyotika said she was absolutely thrilled to be an ambassador.

“I learnt about The Clubhouse from a friend and I go two or three times a week depending on my workload. It’s an international network and children from primary school up to the age of 18 can come here. Many of them are underprivileged and coming here gives them hope. The Clubhouse coordinator, Salome Kanyane, told us to be chosen to attend the summit requires hard work and going the extra mile. She selected three of us and began to prep us earlier this year. The three of us completed a project which we took with us to share with other teens who’d been invited to the Teen Summit.

“I made quite a few friends from other countries and we shared our knowledge with each other. We stayed in lodgings in Boston University and each day met for breakfast before attending various activities in different locations throughout the university. It’s spread over the whole city, so there was plenty of walking involved,” Jyotika added.

When asked what her favourite parts of the trip were, Jyotika said, “Definitely visiting the Museum of Science, Google MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the harbour cruise, which was awesome.

“Boston is lively and full of friendly people. It’s clean and the buildings towering above us just looked amazing. It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime experience and coming home and back to The Clubhouse, sharing with other young learners what we have achieved has been great,” she said. While she was there she was able to fill in forms, should she be privileged enough, to be chosen for a scholarship at Harvard, Boston University or Oxford. “Wouldn’t this be fabulous?” she said.

Jyotika is studying life science, physical science, accounting as well as maths, English and Afrikaans. “I’ll carry on working hard and see where my matric marks take me. You never know what’s around the corner.”

You may also be interested in:

A first for Abbotts College Joburg South

Abbotts College celebrates academics

For free daily local news in the south, visit our sister newspapers Alberton RecordComaro ChronicleSouthern Courier and Get it Joburg South Magazine.

Remember to visit our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages. You can also email our offices on [email protected][email protected] or [email protected]

Add us on WhatsApp today! Comaro Chronicle: 079 427 8074 and Southern Courier: 079 404 5789.

Julie Maule
News Editor

Latest News



Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Alberton Record
Comaro Chronicle
Kathorus Mail
Southern Courier

Your details:

Your friends: