- A doctor, Doreen Monakise, graduated with her MBA at the GIBS Business School (Gordon Institute of Business Science) despite the lockdown
- Even though she could not attend a ceremony because of the pandemic Dr Monakise celebrated the achievement with the most important person in her life, her father
- She gushed about her amazing dad and how he worked himself up in life to provide for his family
On Wednesday, a woman, Doreen Monakise, gushed about bagging her Master's degree in business science and she celebrated with the most valuable person in her life.
Monakise, who is a qualified medical doctor, could not attend a graduation ceremony after completing her MBA at GIBS Business School because of the coronavirus.
But, she did spend the day with her father, whom she described as the most important person in her life.
The doctor revealed that because of financial constraints, her dad had to drop out of school in Grade 2 to become a herdsman.
However, despite not having the opportunities many people have today, her father decided to relocate to Gauteng in search of a better life.
The hard-working man then started his own taxi business and has since been able to find success and provide for his family.
"Years later the illiterate yet self-made, prosperous and humble taxi-boss whom I call my father, was affording to educate his children in some of the best schools in this country. He has raised a Doctor, PGDIP and MBA graduate with an A-grade thesis pending publication."
Take a look at the post, which was shared on Varsity world, below:
South Africans were inspired by both Monakise and her father's success stories.
IMbaliyezwe YaMadikizela wrote:
"Wow what an achievement, to get into GIBS is so difficult but to even graduate is just a huge accomplishment. Congratulations. Womandla."
Emma Zuma said:
"Very true, there is a great man behind that lady. Very true."
Kamani Ramasamy commented:
"Your father has a left a legacy in you. Well done."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported a photo of a young mother, Nicole Sparks, holding her baby while focusing on her books has gone viral on social media.
In the picture, seemingly taken late in the evening, the woman holds her sleeping baby who looks to be about a month old.
The picture which was posted by IG account, @embebabies has gone viral, raking up hundreds of comments from motivated locals.
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