From orphanage to courtroom: Trust helps young lady reach her law dreams

From orphanage to courtroom: Trust helps young lady reach her law dreams

- A young woman was placed in an orphanage because her parents could not support her

- But, the orphanage saw her potential and helped her discover her dream

- Now, Rochelle Pieters is a third-year law student, who aims to become an advocate

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Rochelle Pieters did not have the easiest upbringing, but she didn’t let it stop her from succeeding. And now, with a loan from the Virseker Trust, Pieters’ dreams are obtainable.

Pieters was placed in an orphanage because her parents could not take care of her ad her siblings.

She grew up in the Jakaranda orphanage, where she discovered her potential. Briefly.co.za learned Pieters would obtain her law degree from Tukkies next year.

According to Maroela Media, Pieters said a social worker, Sarie, saw potential in her and took her for an aptitude test.

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From orphanage to courtroom: Trust helps young lady reach her law dreams

From orphanage to courtroom: Trust helps young lady reach her law dreams. Photo credit: Maroela Media

The test showed she could pursue a law career, and that’s exactly what she did. At first Pieters wanted to focus her law degree on helping kids, because she saw how much they suffered in the system.

However, she knew she would get emotionally involved, so, she opted for commercial law.

There was only one problem- her parents could not afford to send her to college, so she had to take up a student loan from Solidarity.

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Pieters works double shifts as a waitress at a restaurant, which is how she takes care of herself. However, she received much needed financial relief after she obtained a loan from a trust.

After obtaining her degree, Pieters aims to become an advocate. She added she believes with hard work, anything is possible.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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