- A young lady recently took to Facebook to show appreciation to her professor and mentor
- According to her lengthy post, the man not only pushed her to succeed, he celebrated all her achievements
- She is now a proud doctor
Thandiwe Sithole recently took to her Facebook page to post a heartwarming and lengthy appreciation post to the man who has helped shaped her into the successful young woman she can say she is.
She begins her post by explaining how she had lost hope in becoming an engineer after she failed a module at the Tswane University of Technology. Soon, however, everything changed when she met a professor who soon became her mentor.
"I remember the day Ireceived my results and felt as if my dream of becoming a chemical engineer was fading away. Little did I know I will meet Prof Cele from Tshwane University of Technology who was my physical chemistry lecturer at that time. "
"Later, became my mentor, father figure who saw pontential in me when most people saw a failure, mind you I failed Prof C module physical chemistry in first year helped me to realise my potential and let me be when I had ideas." writes Thandiwe.
She then goes on to share how she and Professor Cele would celebrate every time she excelled in her exams. He even bought her an expensive pen set as a good luck gift. Thereafter he pushed Thandiwe to get her Btech, Masters and PhD.
"I realised the importance of having a role model or someone you could look upto can really help you excel in all you do. He supported me as a young girl. Empathised with me during financial distressing times like a biological parent. Allowed my growth without fear of me reaching his status. Supported me throughout my BTech, Masters and PhD journey."
Rounding off her appreciation post, Thandiwe says she would not be where she is if not for Professor Cele, who also attended each and every one of her graduations, and reminded her to always to her best.
Briefly.co.za previously reported, some people have dreams for their future while others are set on a course by circumstances out of their control. A beautiful young woman, who was only identified as @NoluNdabezitha, is one of the latter.
Responding to a tweet asking South Africans why they picked their chosen careers, @NoluNdabezitha detailed her decision to become a lawyer. The beauty revealed her brother was kidnapped and killed several years ago. @NoluNdabezitha added her family needed a lawyer and she decided to study law.
Part of her post read:
"I knew my family needed a lawyer and I had to be the lawyer." She revealed the person responsible got away with the crime because of a lack of proper legal representation.
"Well I’m a Lawyer now and following his case."
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