- A beautiful woman, Lindeni Lekhuleni, has recently celebrated an amazing achievement
- Lekhuleni bagged her degree in civil engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- However, she revealed she had to work hard to succeed and struggled with maths in the past
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A young woman, Lindeni Lekhuleni, has proven that one can succeed even if you struggled at first.
The stunning graduate revealed she used to hate doing mathematics because like many other SA pupils, she had a tough time comprehending it.
However, instead of Lekhuleni giving up, she joined a maths programme in Grade 10 and has never looked back.
Not only did the programme help Lekhuleni understand maths, she developed a love for the difficult subject.
Her marks improved and Lekhuleni decided after high school to pursue a career in engineering. She enrolled in the civil engineering programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and has now graduated with her degree.
Taking to the #ImStaying Facebook group, Lekhuleni detailed how she went from struggling student to engineering graduate.
"I was never a fan of maths, in fact, I hated it and obviously struggling with it. In grade 10, when I became part of a maths programme, everything kind of changed to the fact that I found a teacher that was so passionate about it.
"My whole mindset changed, I realised that maths wasn't just about numbers but kind of an amazing challenge that develops your problem-solving skills in so many ways. My grades improved and I went to do Civil Engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, I've just graduated and have already worked in three structural projects in Cape Town. I love maths and I wouldn't have gotten here if it wasn't for the maths programme I was in."
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Her story inspired other social media users who congratulated Lekhuleni on her academic success.
Margaret Gonyane Mabalane commented:
"You look so beautiful dear, congratulations."
Margaret Holmes said:
"Thank God for teachers who are passionate about their subject. You owe that teacher a lot."
Barbara Harper added:
"Wonderful achievement, well done."
Elizabeth Kelly wrote:
"Awesome - well done and congratulations. A fabulous role model to those struggling with maths!"
Previously, Briefly.co.za a young graduate shared news of his academic achievement, but used the opportunity to honour his grandmother.
He lauded her for being hardworking and for her undying support through the years. The touching post struck a chord with social media users and went viral.
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