Talented art student appeals for help as life on the streets threatens to derail his studies

Talented art student appeals for help as life on the streets threatens to derail his studies

- Musa studies art at CFAD in Durban

- He's on a scholarship after a kind benefactor offered to help

- However, he has to appeal for help on the streets to cover his rent and groceries

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A talented art student has appealed for financial help because life on the streets is threatening to derail his studies.

Musa Goba is a student at the Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design (CFAD) in Durban.

He is on a three-year scholarship offered by Dr Nanda Soobben, a prominent Durban cartoonist and Principal of CFAD.

Musa Goba displays some of his drawings while appealing for help at a street corner. Source: Berea Mail

Musa Goba displays some of his drawings while appealing for help at a street corner. Source: Berea Mail

However, the scholarship only caters for his studies. He has to raise R580 every month for his rent at Dalton Hostels as well as money for food.

Musa wears worn-out clothes and shoes because he cannot afford to buy new ones. He therefore sells his drawings or simply begs for donations at street corners, Briefly.co.za learned.

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Speaking to Berea Mail, Musa said:

It has not been an easy journey. It's still not easy as you can see my current state. My clothes are old and I don’t know how many times I have super-glued my shoes.
I want to be a graphic designer after completing my studies or become a cartoonist for the newspaper, anything that will help me hone my skill.

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The budding artist said he goes without food sometimes and often relies on soup kitchens around his area. He made a passionate plea for help:

Please help me with some clothes and shoes if you have. I really need them, even if you no longer use them. I just have to change these clothes; I have been wearing them for a long time.

Musa asked well wishers to contact his brother, Mfanafuthi, on 073 670 0083 or the school at 031 207 2350.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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