Single mother of 4 receives prestigious academic acknowledgement

Single mother of 4 receives prestigious academic acknowledgement

Raising a family is a huge task on its own, especially when multiple kids are involved. However, a 40-year-old mother of four, Christine Banda, has been able to bag a first class education despite challenges.

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According to The Bolton News, Christine was one of the five students from universities in the UK recognised for their outstanding performance at a ceremony in the City of London.

Single mum of 4 who came to Bolton for a new life bags 1st class

Christine was one of the five students from universities in the UK that were honoured Photo: The Bolton News

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Christine who relocated to the UK from Africa in 2003 was honoured at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards.

The five students were honoured based on their academic performance, entrepreneurial skills and their contribution to charity, The Bolton News reports.

Single mum of 4 who came to Bolton for a new life bags 1st class

Christine Banda honoured for her academic performance Photo: The Bolton News

Christine had initially studied for a Health and Social Care degree but her passion for website creation made her abandon the course for a degree in computer and website development.

Despite having four kids with the youngest of them being two years old and the oldest being 18, Christine did not let go of her passion for education and he is thankful for it.

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Single mum of 4 who came to Bolton for a new life bags 1st class

Christine's four kids Photo: The Bolton News

She said:

“I have four children to look after as a single parent and it is a real challenge to fit studies around that.
“But I have managed it and I am here to try I inspire other mothers who feel that they may have missed out on education that it can be done.
“It needs hard work, passion and organisation, but it is possible. Education and learning is so important.”

This is beautiful. Congrats to her.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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