- A determined young woman from the University of Pretoria has just earned her Master of Science in Environment and Society degree
- Lungelo Dube says fighting hard and the support of her benefactors got her through the challenging two years
- Briefly News takes a look at our favourite well-wishes for the young graduate in the comments section
Lungelo Dube has described her journey towards finally obtaining her Master's degree as a 'never-ending roller-coaster'. The stunner has a real passion for nature conservation and so chose to focus her studies on human-wildlife conflict resolution, a field of study not always easy to find financial aid for.
Luckily, Dube got some assistance back in 2018 and started her Master's journey with the help of the GreenMatter Fellowship programme, which aims to lend a helping hand to passionate environmental students just like her.
To her generous sponsors at GreenMatter, she had this to say:
"I'm eternally grateful for Janavi Da Silva and Dr John Hanks for their never-ending support and always going the extra mile for me. Not only did they encourage me, but they fought for me. I'll never forget the massive contribution they made for this very moment."
The astonishing young woman said resilience, hard work and sometimes being a little stubborn got her through her studies.
Mzansi was definitely impressed by Dube. Check out some of the congratulatory messages sent her way:
Mmuelli Mosia said:
Mohale Jeffrey Malatji said:
Rochelle Brink said:
"Well done. Congratulations."
Michael Towner said:
"I'm from the United States. Congratulations Lungelo Dube in obtaining your MSc Environment and Science degree. You're on the path in becoming a Global STEM Leader! The sky is the limit!"
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that one incredibly hardworking graduate has finally taken a breath to celebrate her incredible achievements. Sharmaine Sibanda is now a two-time graduate of the University of Pretoria, holding one degree in actuarial science and another in financial engineering.
The talented young woman took to social media to share stunning snaps from her second graduation day. She'd obtained her first actuarial science degree only a year earlier.
In the post, the maths whizz shared she had dreamt of getting her hands on a financial engineering degree since she was only 15 years old, staying up late nights and making difficult subject choices back in high school.
Sharmaine admitted she often forgot to live in the moment and celebrate her success. When Sharmaine got her first degree she really didn't make much of a fuss, but this time mom and dad were definitely not having it.
"Naturally (and usually), I am a person that overlooks my own achievements and rushes to achieve the next thing. I don't usually stop and celebrate my efforts. I show up and move on. The plan was to collect the certificate in sweatpants, come back home and get on with my business. But the parents said no."
Sharmaine ended her heartfelt post by reminding Mzansi that it's important to live in the moment, to celebrate all the achievements the you from only a year ago would be so proud to have accomplished:
"In retrospect, that's not a good way to live life. And I am shifting my mindset in that regard. I don't want to keep looking for the next thing and forget to celebrate having what I prayed for."
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Source: Briefly News