Lecturer and TUT's youngest PhD holder aims to educate the needy

Lecturer and TUT's youngest PhD holder aims to educate the needy

- Dr John Molepo is the Tshwane University of Technology's youngest public affairs PhD graduate

- The activist and lecturer has been working hard to raise funds for underprivileged students

- This year, Molepo's initiative more than 200 students

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On Wednesday, Dr John Molepo became the youngest person at 29to graduate with a doctorate degree in public affairs from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

Molepo said that the achievement proved to other young people living in townships that anything is possible.

He said - “It says a lot for other black youth and young people from our townships - anything is possible.”
Lecturer and TUT's youngest PhD holder aims to educate the needy

Lecturer and TUT's youngest PhD holder aims to educate the needy
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The doctorate graduate admitted that it was emotionally straining to juggle academics and work. However, his friends and family acted as his support system and it gave him to strength to push through.

“I want this to serve as an inspiration and fuel to young people facing difficulty of any kind that it is possible, especially those we collect fees for," he said.

The 29-year-old started raising money for underprivileged people looking to further their studies in 2017.

Briefly.co.za gathered that this year alone, Molepo's initiative helped 200 black children study. He has now set his sights on another PhD degree, for which he applied at the Unisa.

Molepo also dreams of constructing libraries throughout Soshanguve. Briefly.co.za reported earlier on another PhD graduate who worked as a hotel cleaner and waitress before pursing her dreams.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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