Giving back brings focus says pathologist hopeful
NOMFUNDO Gamede believes that giving back to your community is one of the most important things you can do with your spare time.
The Abbotts College matric candidate is equally passionate about school work and charity work.
She said her passion for children had encouraged her to do charity work at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital and the Marian Rose Foundation for children with specialised medical needs.
“I am very passionate about children and I wanted to focus on them in my charity work.
“Both charities were different experiences but they were both important.
“Just being able to help children is important to me,” Nomfundo said.
At Rahima Moosa, Nomfundo got to go on rounds with the doctors and also assist in some of the wards.
She has also volunteered at the Brackenhurst Methodist Church’s soup kitchen.
The matriculant plans to study medicine at Wits University this year.
“I would like to eventually become a forensic pathologist. Even though I am passionate about children the idea of working on crime scenes is more thrilling.”
Other than her charity work, Nomfundo had to juggle being a member of the school representative council and her schoolwork.
“The trick is just focusing on the most important things.
“The hardest thing about the school year was not the workload, but preparing for exams and trying to figure out what will be the exam content,” she said.
To prepare, she organised files with all the important material she needed to prepare for each of her seven subjects.
“For the exams, I had to go through the files and make sure I knew everything in there,” Nomfundo said.
She received one distinction.
BIG DREAMS: Nomfundo Kabelo Gameda, former matric student at Abbotts College, at her home in Meyersdal. She dreams of an exciting career in forensic pathology.