- A young man, Thembane Peter, took to social media to share how a kind lady changed his life
- Peter said he did not have money to pay for his studies and the woman, Cornelius Faasen, helped pay his tuition fees
- Because of her help, Thembane is set to graduate as a teacher in 2020
On Friday, a University of the Free State student, Thembane Peter, detailed on the #ImStaying Facebook group how a Good Samaritan opened doors for him.
Peter praised a woman, Cornelius Faasen, for helping him pay his tuition fees, get student housing and buying him food for the first year of his studies.
He said because of her help, he could pursue his dream of becoming a teacher and he is set to graduate with an education degree next year.
"Meet Cornelius Faasen the woman who made it possible for me to study at the University of the Free state, when I had no funding and a place to stay. She assisted to pay my tuition fees, to get campus residence and meals throughout my first year. Next year I'm getting my teaching qualification that's why I'm staying."
Social media users applauded the Good Samaritan for helping Peter create a better future for himself.
Nonkuthalo Mtimkulu wrote:
"Abundant blessings to you both and congratulations to you Thembane."
Madaleen Lourens commented:
"So heartwarming. Thank you for helping."
Robby Hlongwane added:
"God bless you Cornelius and congratulations for the hard work and dedication."
Earlier this year, Briefly.co.za reported on a similar story that inspired South Africa. An entrepreneur, Themba Rumbu, took to social media to share how he and his friends were able to make a difference in a student's life.
Rumbu detailed how a young woman came to him for help and because of it she was able to graduate. The desperate young woman messaged Rumbu directly to ask for help. Rumbu came through, with some help from his friends.
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