Lettie Fouché School South Africa
Brynard Shéri is a 30 year-old South African lady from Bloemfontein who is living with Down syndrome. She has set new boundaries for people with Down syndrome by qualifying as an assistant-teacher in a public school and becoming a motivational speaker nationally and internationally. She became the first, and still is, the only person in South Africa with Down syndrome who has received a tertiary qualification when she graduated from the National Technical College in Bloemfontein. This qualification followed after she was also the first child with Down syndrome, 23 years ago, to attend and successfully graduate from a mainstream school. Sheri was chosen by Down Syndrome South Africa (DSSA) to become their ambassador and also serves as ambassador on the international Down syndrome board. She was also awarded the highest prestige award from the South African Down Syndrome Association for the highest academic achievement received by a person with Down syndrome in South Africa.
A legacy is cultivated by making the best of your situation, whatever it may be rising above your constraints by striving for excellence and working hard to realise your true potential