Ku­dos to de­ter­mined Nkonyane

Eyethu Baywatch - - LETTERS -

IT is very in­spir­ing and also en­cour­ag­ing to learn about peo­ple who do not al­low cir­cum­stances in their lives to stand in the way of their as­pi­ra­tions.

I was very touched when I saw a pho­to­graph of Than­deka Nkonyane cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia and an ar­ti­cle ti­tled ‘From ven­dor to a teacher’ pub­lished in the Bay Watch last week (21 Novem­ber).

Than­deka is one of many women and men who have proven that giv­ing up on any­thing is never an op­tion.

While sell­ing fruit, sweets and soft drinks to stu­dents at the Unisa cam­pus in Richards Bay for a liv­ing, she was still able to pur­sue her dream of be­com­ing a qual­i­fied teacher and will be grad­u­at­ing next year.

I salute her and oth­ers who are do­ing the same and I hope many young peo­ple can fol­low the ex­am­ple.


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