- Randy Seda's mother and the family's breadwinner, suffered from a stroke
- Randy started a crodfund which helped clear his historic debt
- Randy is now hoping to raise money to register for 2019
A young man is one step closer to having his dreams of obtaining a degree come true, thanks to the generosity and kindness of South Africans, who are pulling together to help him secure funding. Although his historical debt had been cleared, thanks to sponsors, he still has a few hurdles ahead of him, Briefly.co.za found.
In 2017, Rand Seda was in the middle of his studies when the unimaginable happened. His mother had experienced a stroke that left her partially paralysed, unable to speak and suffering from memory loss.
Randy’s sister was completing her Master’s at the University of Witwatersrand at the time but still took the responsibility of supporting the family upon herself. Hoping to help the family, Randy began tutoring and working part-time.
Randy is not eligible for bursaries in South Africa, as he is a international student without permanent residency in South Africa.
Hoping to alleviate some of the pressure on his sister, Randy started a crowdfund. But Randy got more than he could have bargained for, when God’s little helpers at the Angel Network procured funding to clear Randy’s historical student debt and enable him to register for the next year.
Now all that’s standing in his way, is the fees for 2019. For this year, Randy is hoping to be sponsored R70 000 to be able to register for 2019. He is still working part-time to earn money where he can.
He is a Golden Key student (high academic achiever) and is studying towards a Bcom Accounting Sciences degree. The pressure of needing to help his mother and his sister, as well as keeping up with his studies took a toll on Randy, particularly when his university fees starting adding up to huge amounts.
Nevertheless, Randy maintains a positive attitude, and remains dedicated to helping his family, in any way that he can.
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