- A 26-year-old woman has opened up about studying towards her matric qualification this year
- She detailed the struggles she had to overcome throughout her life
- Rozanne Fouché's story inspired more than 17 000 South Africans in just a couple of hours
Rozanne Fouché is one inspiring young woman. Taking to the #ImStaying Facebook page, Fouché opened up about doing her Grade 12 this year.
She revealed she had to overcome several obstacles in life but is finally working towards her dreams.
In 2010, Fouché dropped out of high school because of an addiction problem, which she had struggled with for six years.
She decided to pull her life together and has been clean for four years now. In 2017, Fouché said she didn't know what to do with her life since she only had Grade 9 behind her name.
The 26-year-old discovered a burning desire to complete school and she started researching institutions that could help her.
However, she hit another dead-end because she could not afford the costs of finishing school. Fouché said she cried before God and two months later, a door opened for her.
"I registered myself at a night school. I wasn't thinking how will I get there, who is taking care of my son at the time. I grabbed an opportunity with both hands."
Her gamble paid off and it all worked out in her favour. Fouché passed her first year and is not doing three matric subjects this year and three next year.
Take a look at the post below:
South Africans were inspired by Fouché's post and they applauded her dedication and determination to succeed.
Mogoshadi Anita Mogoshadi commented:
"You are brave remember you are a living example that it is possible."
Esther Dunia wrote:
"You go girl. You are an inspiration to many young people out there. You will make it."
Sibulele Maqubela-Ntlokwana said:
"I am so proud of you, all the best!"
Fouché is not the only person who decided later in life to finish school. Briefly.co.za previously reported on Shakoon Govender - a woman who passed Grade 12 with flying colours at the age of 53.
Govender explained her dad, Nanda Sewpersad, was a very traditional man and he believed a girl did not need to learn more than writing her own name. So, he forced her to drop out of school at 16.
However, she never lost her dream of finishing high school and now plans on studying towards a degree in education.
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