- A woman, Anneke Oberholzer, has proudly revealed she bagged her degree
- Oberholzer had to raise her two kids by herself after her husband passed away during her third year of studying
- However, last year Oberholzer promised herself that she would graduate
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On Tuesday, a woman, Anneke Oberholzer, took to the #ImStaying Facebook page to share her academic achievements.
Oberholzer studied towards a degree in education but in her third year, her husband passed away. She was left with two children to raise, her studies and no means of an income.
However, Oberholzer pushed through and succeeded.
She captioned the post:
"And the proof is in the pudding... I promised myself here last year as soon as I receive my degree I will share it with all the wonderful people here. As you all know, I am the old student whose hubby died in my third year, leaving me with our two daughters to raise and a struggle to earn an income. Again thank you for all the support and messages. And that's why I am staying."
Take a look at the post below:
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Within just hours, Oberholzer's post gathered thousands of likes and South Africans congratulated her on the achievement.
Louise Beighton commented:
"Congratulations. Your late husband would have been very proud of you."
Brian Nolan wrote:
"Congrats, it's the beginning of your road to the rewards you have earned. Take care and stay safe."
Zanele Mbila said:
"Congratulations dear, nothing is impossible when you believe."
Gloria Dickson added:
"Well done Anneke. It was worth it. I also was bringing up three young children when I did my matric and theatre training at the same time at the age of 46. Got honours for theatre. It was hard work but worthwhile."
Meanwhile, earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on a security guard who overcame several obstacles to graduate with a National Diploma in Safety Management.
Sithembiso Victor Ndebele grew up in poverty - he had to share a plate with his siblings just so everyone got something to eat and he watched his grandfather work tirelessly to support a household of 16 people.
His disadvantaged background only pushed Ndebele to work harder so that he could give his child the best possible life.
Now, the 27-year-old security guard has bagged a national diploma and plans on studying until he obtains his PhD.
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