Woman Who Became a Domestic Worker to Support Daughter Graduated With Degree, Now Seeks to Help Other Helpers

Woman Who Became a Domestic Worker to Support Daughter Graduated With Degree, Now Seeks to Help Other Helpers

  • Ntombizodwa Merriam Mahlangu always dreamed of pursuing her education, but a lack of resources
  • However, after falling pregnant unexpectedly, she started working as a domestic worker to provide for her child
  • Pushing through the obstacles, she managed to teach herself important skills and obtained her BA degree in human and social studies from Unisa in 2018

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Mzansi peeps were touched by the inspiring perseverance of Ntombizodwa Merriam Mahlangu who despite being dealt a raw deal in life, pushed through and achieved her dreams of graduating from university.

Briefly News previously shared her on Facebook, revealing that Mahlangu always dreamed of pursuing her education, but a lack of resources and development in her area, a poor education system, financial difficulty, and an unplanned pregnancy got in the way of her dream.

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Woman, Domestic Worker, Graduated With Degree, Help Other Helpers
Ntombizodwa Merriam Mahlangu stands as a beacon of hope for many people who stem from disadvantaged backgrounds. Image: @ntombizodwa2811/Instagram
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To provide for her daughter, she started working as a domestic worker.

During this time, she taught herself to use a computer, learned how to drive, and found employment as a receptionist.

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She started studying part-time and obtained her BA degree in human and social studies from Unisa in 2018.

Ntombizodwa, who is also a published author, now wants to help other helpers achieve the same success through a non-profit initiative called Help one Helper.

South African netizens were inspired by her amazing milestone and shared uplifting comments on Facebook:

Hazron Gawie replied:

“Help one helper the company she started to help others reach their dreams I'm motivated.”

Masego Lala Lucretia Seleka responded:

“Inspirational...WoMandla. Blessings are upon her.”

Thabang Cass said:

“More blessings upon her life with Jesus Christ on your side nothing is impossible to wish nothing but the best Amen.”

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Qocwa Jojo wrote:

“Well done Mom you're such an inspiration to many, I wish those very young ladies in my township could learn something from this story. I don't blame nor seek to embarrass them. I know it's the systems we are living under that fail us. We hoped from surviving from the jaws of evil apartheid we would move into a prosperous life not knowing only a few elites would enjoy peanut butter and jelly with their offspring and friends at the expense of spilled blood of our fallen heroes and heroines.”

Mzansi inspired by gogo who obtained degree with 25 distinctions at 82

Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that a young man, Thomas Mawela, took to social media to share an inspiring post about an 82-year-old granny who recently graduated with her degree, boasting a total of 25 distinctions.

In a LinkedIn post, he shared that the old lady’s achievements and determination serve as an extraordinary inspiration for South African youth.

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He captioned the post:

“Meet Sophy Baphelile Ntuli, an 82-year-old graduate (with 25 distinctions). For black children, it is possible. Your dream may be delayed, but it is not denied. Ugogo wami intombi endala must be a graduate, please! Some interesting lessons… it’s never too late to start!”

Source: Briefly News

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