Nomalakhi Majola is an administration assistant at Lilydale Primary School, ​Soweto, Johannesburg​. She has said that 2021 was the most challenging year of her life as she lost her job because of the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore had no income.​ When the opportunity came to join the YES programme at ORT SA, she grabbed it with both hands. “It changed my life in so many ways. Now I am able to help my siblings who depend on me as a breadwinner. Thank you Nedbank, YES and ORT SA for the opportunity.”