Ellen SmallEllen Kleinsmidt

Tertiary Institution: NMU

Field of study: 4- year Bachelor in Education, Foundation Phase

Ellen was born to excel in the sports world. This has always been evident in her excellent performance on the track/field and in the water. Ellen first started a 1- year Higher Certificate in Fitness at ETA, a college based in George where there were many varied sporting opportunities available for the students. Coming from Kranshoek and raised by her single mother with her 3 other siblings at home was not always easy for Ellen in terms of financial support yet she has grabbed this opportunity with both hands, and we are extremely proud of her! In 2022 Ellen even represented South Africa at the Africa Champs Life Saving in Egypt and straight after, she started studying towards a Bachelor in Education. This will enable her to become an excellent teacher one day and inspire the little ones with her life stories.

 Listen to and watch the story of Ellen's achievements during her time in Born in Africa so far;