- A young woman revealed her journey to academic glory via social media recently
- While 29 years of age, she left her job, relocated and studied full-time
- She’s now graduated at the age of 33 and her inspirational message touched thousands of South Africans
The formula is pretty standard – matriculate, complete tertiary studies and then hope to find employment.
Unfortunately, for millions of South Africans, it isn’t quite so simple.
Twitter user, Awethu Fatyela, wasn’t able to complete her studies and found herself working full-time while in her twenties.
However, at the age of 29, she took the bold decision to resign, relocate to Port Elizabeth and study full-time.
Four years later and the decision has paid off magnificently as the 33-year-old proudly shared her graduation pics with the world.
Fatyela shared an inspirational caption along with the 2 photos: “This is for all the Black women in me who deserved a second chance. The journey continues.”
Briefly.co.za noted the staggering ovation she received as nearly 20 000 people liked the post.
More than 400 positive comments were made in response as well.
Some tweeps were left so inspired that they pledged to commit to completing their studies as well.
There were even kudos from some esteemed tweeps as well.
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