- A South African man lost both his parents when he was still a child
- And, with no access to information in his rural community, he felt like he would never achieve his dreams
- However, with hard work he managed to graduate from UP and now he is the head of his family
Not everyone is born into money, a lot of people who succeed in life had to start at the bottom.
Take Maphuti Setati for example- today, he is a successful man who graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science.
But, Setati did not have it easy- he lost both his parents when he was still young and he had no money to pursue a higher education qualification.
Taking to social media, Sure Kamhunga posted Setati’s story, and Briefly.co.za learned he taught himself graphic design, a skill he used to make money to pay for his tuition fees.
Briefly.co.za dig a little deeper and found a video by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation of Setati telling his story.
The brilliant young man lived in a rural settlement called Ga-Mamadila, and after both his parents died, his gogo came to look after him and his brothers.
Setati explained he had no access to information since neither his primary or high school had computer labs or libraries.
He added he did not know how he would achieve his dreams, until the Dell Young Leaders came to his aid.
Not only did the program help him graduate, it also developed him as a human being.
“On graduation day, I felt like a victor. I knew my family would never sleep hungry again.”
Take a look Setati’s story below:
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