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Forgiveness Engineering Studies

Forgiveness Engineering Studies

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My name is Forgiveness, a dedicated, hardworking Congolese asylum seeker residing in South Africa, and I need your help to complete my Engineering degree at Stellenbosch University.  Please consider donating, even if it is only a small amount.

With 100%  academic scholarship, I completed my high school studies with 4 distinctions at Elkanah House. With hard work and the grace of amazing sponsors, I finished my first year of Engineering in Mechatronics with 3 distinctions.

I have set three long term goals for myself. My first goal is to get my Honours in Mechatronics. The second is to get my Master’s in Biomedical Engineering. My final goal is to eventually run a company dedicated to creating and making cost-effective medical devices for financially disadvantaged children with physical disabilities.

However, my asylum status means that I do not qualify for any university subsidies and I need to pay international fees.  My total study costs are as follows:

Tuition: R 61,156.00

Residence: R 40,770.00

Meals: R 24,130.00

Books: R 9,680.00

Total: R 135,736.00

Total of fees for 3 years (the rest of the years left for me to complete my undergraduate degree): R 407,208.00

Although both parents are teachers, they have struggled to find work, so currently, my dad works as a janitor and my mom works as an assistant teacher with a household income of R10,000 per month. The sum of both salaries cannot sustain the household’s expenses and my university fees. 

Additionally, my elder brother (22 years) is fully dependent on my parents’ income as he suffers from Kleine Levin Syndrome, preventing him from finishing High school and university

My dedication, passion, organisation and perseverance are characteristics, which have helped me to get this far in my academic life. The hunger that I have to successfully attain my goals from the first day I embarked on this journey is still the same today. Assuredly, I will not disappoint my family, community and sponsors who have been helping me to reach my dream. I will do my best to continually improve my academic performance.

 

Donations

  • Jan 28, 2020 - R 626.00
  • "All of the best with your studies. Keep on shining your light " - Anonymous

  • Jan 27, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Well done, wishing for all the best x " - Caitlin

  • Jan 27, 2020 - R 310.00
  • "

    In loving memory of Wayne...may you rest in peace. You were an amazing husband and father. Forgiveness, I hope this little bit helps.

    " - Karien

  • Jan 26, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "This is in loving memory of Wayne Fouche" - Ann Lamont

  • Jan 25, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Goodluck with the year ahead. Keep pursuing your passions and dreams. " - Ashtyn Tyler

  • Jan 24, 2020 - R 411.28
  • "For our friend Anne on her birthday, it is her wish to support" - Hans-Peter & Colleen

  • Jan 24, 2020 - USD $ 695.35
  • "Here’s to your success!" - Peri & Simon

  • Jan 24, 2020 - R 359.87
  • "In loving memory of Wayne. Xx" - Michelle

  • Jan 23, 2020 - USD $ 14.60
  • "Never stop learning" - Kathrin

  • Jan 23, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "In memory of Wayne Fouche......" - L Le Roux

  • Jan 23, 2020 - R 508.75
  • "In loving memory of our dear friend, Wayne Fouche. " - Corner Star Aluminium

  • Jan 22, 2020 - USD $ 18.17
  • "Wishing my friend Anne Ribbans a very happy birthday. This is her wish instead of a birthday gift. xxx" - Barbara

  • Jan 21, 2020 - R 771.15
  • "Forgiveness we will follow your studies with interest. Well done on your achievements so far!" - Graham and Caroline Hirst

  • Jan 21, 2020 - USD $ 55.07
  • "Keep on going - you can do it!!!! " - Anne

  • Jan 21, 2020 - R 1 010.00
  • "

    In memory of Wayne

    " - Jonasse

  • Jan 21, 2020 - R 359.87
  • "In memory of a witty & most generous man Wayne Fouche. His love for the Klein Karoo will be missed, but his presence will always felt between the koppies & acacia. Much love for Bridge & the girls." - Casa Rosa

  • Jan 20, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "May you be blessed beyond your dreams. " - Sarah Kennedy

  • Jan 20, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "All the very best for your future, Forgiveness. Donated in loving memory of Wayne. Our family is sending love and prayers for strength and hope to the three Fouche girls at this difficult time. " - The Kennedy’s

  • Jan 20, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Jeremiah 29:11 ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ In loving memory of Wayne Fouche, I pray you achieve all your goals. Love Shannon Kennedy" - Shannon Kennedy

  • Jan 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Best wishes Forgiveness.This is in memory of Wayne Fouche one of the kindest man I ever met. Blanche, Aïcha & Amina " - Blanche Assam

  • Jan 20, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "In loving memory of Wayne Fouche, and wishing you a bright future, Forgiveness" - Reid family

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 14.50
  • "Wishing you all the very best, Forgiveness! Donating in memory of the lovely Wayne." - Lauren & Simon White

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 1 028.20
  • "In memory of Wayne Fouche , for his kindness and generosity and with love to dear Bridget, Aimee and Megan who know he would have wanted to support your studies . " - Helmuth and Ulrike Reuter

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "In memory of Wayne " - Templeton

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 2 056.40
  • "In memory of Wayno, undoubtedly one of the most wonderful people that we had the honor of sharing our lives with." - Gunther Family

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 72.77
  • "In memory of Wayne, a wonderful man , we feel honoured to have been able to call him a friend. We will miss his humour and whatsapp messages. Much love to Bridget and the girls." - Sally and Paul Brodie and family

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 69.17
  • "I memory of our lovely friend Wayne we like to support your studies. We know it’s in accordance with Wayne’s wishes." - Julia&Marcel, Heike&Raymond&Vincent from Germany

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Forgiveness- in memory of Wayne and his warm smile. " - John and Ulla

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 1 028.20
  • "For Wayne" - The Clarks

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Goodluck. Wishing you all the best" - Elmarie Louw

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "In memory of Wayne Fouche" - Cheryl Pieterse

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 72.77
  • "Nothing like a dream - nothing like education to fulfil that dream" - Liezl

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 36.39
  • "With best wishes for the future!!! " - Cathy

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 72.77
  • "Good luck with your studies Forgiveness, in memory of my wonderful brother Wayne who would have believed in you " - Jeremy and Tonia Kreft

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 2 056.40
  • "In memory of a very missed friend, Wayne" - Rudlings

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Forgiveness this comes to you in memory of Wayne Fouche who left us behind so suddenly and would have wanted us to do something for someone like you. Good luck with your studies from Hinke and Trevor." - Hinke Nixon

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 72.77
  • "Good luck Forgiveness!!! You sound like a super star. This is in memory of Wayne Fouche who would have supported your continued study!!" - Kate & Mic

  • Jan 19, 2020 - USD $ 36.39
  • "In memory of a wonderful man xxx" - The Mannions

  • Jan 19, 2020 - R 1 028.20
  • "In memory of our generous father and husband who valued giving opportunities to those in need" - Fouche girls

  • Jan 18, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you every success as you work towards your dreams and success." - Yvonne Steyn

  • Jan 18, 2020 - USD $ 27.46
  • "Keep up the hard work. You are smashing it x" - Ali & Steve

  • Jan 18, 2020 - USD $ 1 455.41
  • "Good luck with the studies and fundraising!" - Andrew carter

  • Jan 12, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "All the best!" - Chris

  • Jan 12, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Jan 11, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Well done, Forgiveness. Keep working hard: you can achieve your goal!" - Prof Astrid

  • Jan 02, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Stay strong! " - Anonymous

  • Jan 02, 2020 - USD $ 74.90
  • "All the best for 2020" - Mrs B

  • Dec 30, 2019 - USD $ 74.90
  • "Good luck for your 2nd year. Susanne " - Susanne

  • Dec 28, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "May God Almighty help you to achieve your dream if He wills. " - Anonymous

  • Dec 26, 2019 - USD $ 37.06
  • "I'm inspired by you, Forgiveness. Rooting for you! " - Jenna

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Good luck" - The Tylers

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You can be very proud of yourself. Well done." - Colleen

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 72.97
  • "Follow your dreams with fiercely. Your gifts can change the world. " - Wendy Hickey

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Congratulations Forgiveness for your 1st year results, good luck with fund raising and your second year- keep working hard, you can do this." - Anne Sonnet

  • Dec 17, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "Congratulations on doing so well in your first year. Keep up the hard work " - The Hazells

  • Dec 17, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best for next year. You can be very proud xx" - Rita Trafford

  • Dec 17, 2019 - USD $ 72.69
  • "Good luck with raising the funds and your future studies!" - Robyn

  • Dec 17, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks for the Feedback, Hope that this comming year will be an Blessed year." - Ben Fourie

  • Dec 15, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Good luck, Forgiveness" - Your supporter!

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I am Mulanga Forgiveness Kolela, a dedicated, hard working Congolese asylum seeker residing in South Africa for 9 years. I got accepted to study at Stellenbosch University for BEng Mechatronics, a 4 years degree. My current status in the country prevents me from qualifying for all of the bursaries, loans and scholarships the university and many other organisations offer.