- Last week Friday, Laerskool Trichardt took to social media to celebrate an inspiring man
- The primary school posted a snap of a general worker, who has only been identified as Phillip
- They revealed he was working hard towards becoming a teacher
Some people never give up on their dreams. A man, who is simply known as Philip, is one of those people and he managed to inspire the entire country.
Briefly.co.za learned Philip is a general worker at Laerskool Trichardt - a primary school in Mpumalanga - but, his dreams are much larger than his current occupation.
On 23 August, the school took to its Facebook page to celebrate Philip. The post revealed Philip is working hard towards an education qualification and he is busy with his teaching practical.
The post read: "Philip, General Worker at our school... but also a prospective teacher... completing his practical!!! We are proud of you Philip and all the learners love and respect you!!!"
Philip's story inspired South Africans and we took a look at some of their comments.
Desiree Opperman commented: "See it can be done. You are never to old. Really is great."
Karin Greyling wrote: "Mooi Philip trots op jou!Gaan definitief 'n goeie onderwyser wees! (Beautiful Philip, proud of you! Definitely going to be a good teacher)"
Alicia Opperman Potgieter added: "Wow that is awesome well done..."
Meanwhile, another woman inspired the country when she finally completed matric after dropping out of high school 40 years ago.
The 56-year-old grandmother left school because her family could not afford her education.
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