- A young woman has served as an example for hopefuls from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Zanele Dira, who comes from a poor village is a Wits LLB postgraduate
- She has shared her story with Briefly.co.za in hopes of encouraging those who have similar struggles
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Zanele Dira is another black woman determined to rise from the trials and tribulations that so many young South African women find themselves faced with. The young woman who comes from a small village which she describes as a township plagued with teenage pregnancy and child labor.
"The village is well-known for high teenage pregnancy rates, child labour and school drop outs. Only a few matriculants qualify to go to the University and out of that few approximately one percent every year in the whole village qualifies to study at prestigious universities like Wits." she says.
This is why she has proudly shared how despite facing all of those challenges, she has still gone on to become an LLB post-graduate from the University of Witswatersrand. Proudly taking to Facebook, she shared her story which she hopes will both encourage and inspire other people in similar shoes, to continue believing that their dreams and goals are indeed valid.
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"I hope everyone from my village reading my story will be inspired. I also want current grade 12 learners from my hood to be inspired."
"And to realize that studying at prestigious universities such as Wits for individuals like myself coming from such a disadvantaged background is possible." she shared with Briefly.co.za
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In other Briefly.co.za news, congratulatory messages are pouring in for a Nigerian lady on Twitter with the handle @Cherylsfx1 after graduating from law school. The young lady took to the microblogging site to share two pictures of herself and her father who is also a legal practitioner.
In the first picture, the lady sat beside her father in a library as the latter showed her something from a book. She appeared to be paying keen interest in what her father was showing her from the book.
The second picture was also taken in a library, but this time around both father and daughter were in their professional regalia as they sat beside each other and the lady paying rapt attention to what the old man was showing her from a book.
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