- Ndivhudzannyi Madzhie might only be 20 but she has overcome more than most people
- The nursing student hails from a rural village and was not guaranteed funding for varsity
- However, she worked herself up and is currently a final year student and published poet
On Thursday, an inspiring young woman, Ndivhudzannyi Madzhie, shared her grass-to-grace story on the #ImStaying Facebook group.
Madzhie revealed she grew up in a poor village in Venda and was raised by a single, unemployed mother after her father passed away.
The 20-year-old revealed she used to go to school barefoot and never knew where her next meal would come from. To top it off, heavy weather destroyed their home in 2018 and she had no guaranteed money for university.
However, she managed to overcome all her struggles and is now a third year student studying a Bachelor of Social Science in Nursing at University of Free State.
On top of that, Madzhie is a footballer and International Golden Key Honour Society member. She also published a poetry book titled Ndi Vhudza Nnyi?, interpreted to Who Do I Tell?.
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Her story inspired South Africans who applauded Madzhie's determination.
Phindile Tsotetsi commented:
"Determination with full of effort takes you far. We thank you for this spirit for indeed also perseverance is the key to success. Congratulation once more."
Nkhensani Glorious Chavalala added:
"Congratulations love, you're a true inspiration."
Ansa Furstenburg wrote:
"Congratulations! You are destined for great things. God bless."
Megan Fine Bath said:
"Incredible!! That is pure determination. Well done darling."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on another success story. When Ingrid Schuller was 12, her parents passed away and she had to look after her siblings.
Schuller revealed she prayed for better circumstances daily. She worked hard and despite all the odds stacked against her, Schuller became a nurse.
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