- Ronica Subramanian, a mother and grandmother, dropped out of school four decades ago
- However, she never lost her dream of obtaining a matric certificate
- Now, after 40 years, Subramanian can tick Grade 12 off her bucket list
Ronica Subramanian has completed high school after dropping out 40 years ago. The 56-year-old grandmother left school because her family could not afford her education.
But, she never gave up on the dream and she can finally tick it off her bucket list, Good Things Guy reported.
After dropping out of school, Subramanian started working at a shoe shop to help her family make ends meet.
Life went on and she decided to give it another shot after seeing an advert for the Second Chances programme in a newspaper.
Briefly.co.za learned Subramanian studied hard and she ended up graduation with a bachelors pass.
IOL reported she revealed she started with the English, maths and Afrikaans, and after passing the fundamental subjects, she took on the rest.
Subramanian said she hopes her story inspires others who feel like they are too old to follow their dreams.
"Attempting to complete matric after 40 years seemed impossible until it was done. I now encourage others to do the same,” she said.
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