- A grateful man has shared his appreciation for his former lecturer on social media
- He opened up about how the woman supported him when he was down
- Social media users loved the happy ending of the story
A man took to social media to thank the lecturer that helped him successfully graduate with an honours degree. He described the woman as his mother, sister and guardian.
Reuphus Molulu shared his story on the uplifting "ImStaying" group on Facebook. He met Andrea in 2012 at Wits University while studying towards a BEd in Foundation Phase. At the time, he was repeating a second year course which she was tasked to lecture in that year.
"I can safely say I was not loved by the majority of the lecturers from the Foundation Phase department, so most of them wanted to rid me from the course. Andrea fought to the nail for me."
According to the man, Andrea realised his worth and always assured him that he would make it. There was a point where he wanted to quit but Andrea reassured him that he would be fine.
"She gave me an opportunity to think of my future rather than to think of what I was going through then. Mostly she afforded me courage and dignity in knowing that I am as capable as the rest of the students studying Foundation phase course."
Today Reuphus is a qualified teacher with an Honours degree.
"I cannot begin to thank Andrea enough. She taught me to be selfless, courageous and to always extend a helping hand. For that #IAmStaying in our beautiful country."
Facebook user Bernadette Booysen said:
"Well done. Thanks for caring Andrea, may God bless you."
While Carina Boshoff said:
"Beautiful testimony of our nation building and standing together for our future.I am not going anywhere.This is my country; where I belong."
Lorna Bowes said:
"What an inspiring story. Congratulations & well done to both of you!"
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