Story of desperate teen touches the hearts of #BlackTwitter: 'All I wanted to do was finish matric'

Story of desperate teen touches the hearts of #BlackTwitter: 'All I wanted to do was finish matric'

Education is a basic right every South African has, but some face challenges that get in the way of school. A young matric learner explained how her personal life is jeopardising her future.

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Happiness Bongekile took to social media to share her heartbreaking story. She explained she is a 19-year-old matric learner who would have to drop out of school.

Her unemployed mother stays with her stepdad, whom she said depended on peace jobs, along with her two younger siblings.

The 19-year-old has been left to vouch for herself, since her stepfather wants nothing to do with her.

She added someone paid her rent but she had nothing to eat. All Bongekile wanted to do was finish school and look after her younger siblings.

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The young learner has reached a point where she questioned if it was still worth living. Luckily tweeps came to the rescue.

One social media user, Kopedi Aphane, even offered to pay her rent for the next three months.

Tweeps continued to encourage her, and some went as far as to offer her money. The heartbreaking story of Bongekile saw people coming together to help.

"Don't give up beautiful! You're needed on this earth to do wonderful things & even though it seems tough now, I promise you will come out a stronger women! Don't be afraid to ask the Twitter community for help; there are people who have the means to help you. Love and light", one tweep replied.

Although her story is sad, it is beautiful to see how people can unite to help others.

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