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I am Mulanga Forgiveness Kolela, a dedicated, hard working Congolese asylum seeker residing in South Africa for 9 years. I completed my high school at Elkanah House High School in 2018 while being under 100% bursary and scholarship. I finished with 4 distinctions (in Pure Mathematics, Life Orientation, Biology and Information Technology) and an average of 80%. Consequently, I got accepted to study at Stellenbosch University for BEng Mechatronics, a 4 years degree. 

The fees for one year are as followed:
Tuition: R58263
Residence: R37800
Meals: R22345 
The total adds up to R122 398

Due to my status in the country, the university requires me to pay R56 000 between the 21-25 January 2019 which is impossible for my parents to pay with their combined salary of R9027. Furthermore, 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. As a result, I am left with no funding and a huge sum of money to pay.

My goal with this degree is to eventually get my PhD in Biomedical engineering (which is only offered as a postgraduate degree at Stellenbosch University). I want to use this degree to help financially disadvantaged children who are physically disabled and give  them a second shot at life.

Studying at Stellenbosch University is a dream of mine. Now that I got accepted, I would be overjoyed if I could start this year with your help.

*Funds raised will be paid directly to Stellenbosch University*

Donations

  • Jan 23, 2020 - USD $ 73.02
  • "With our best wishes for a wonderful, bright and fulfilling future" - Wern & Maggie Ketterer

  • May 02, 2019 - R 1 580.21
  • "J'étais professeur de mathematique de1963 à 1991 au Congo. Felicitations et courage pour les études entreprises" - Engelbert Baltus

  • Apr 01, 2019 - R 1 580.21
  • "J'étais professeur de mathematique de1963 à 1991 au Congo. Felicitations et courage pour les études entreprises" - Engelbert Baltus

  • Apr 01, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Bonne chance a toi." - Anonymous

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 1 580.21
  • "J'étais professeur de mathematique de1963 à 1991 au Congo. Felicitations et courage pour les études entreprises" - Engelbert Baltus

  • Feb 08, 2019 - USD $ 157.80
  • "So proud of you, Forgiveness <3 Keep soaring high! Sending lots of love!" - Neha Shabeer

  • Feb 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks be to God." - Anon

  • Feb 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck - you deserve this" - Dom

  • Jan 30, 2019 - USD $ 220.49
  • "Oma Elisabeth from St. Ingbert, Germany wishes you all the best for your studies! " - Oma Elisabeth

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 1 580.00
  • "J'étais professeur de mathematique de1963 à 1991 au Congo. Felicitations et courage pour les études entreprises" - Engelbert Baltus

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Well done Forgiveness! We're excited to have seen God's provision in every stage of the journey. We look forward to sering the fruit over the coming years. " - Gerhard & Elize

  • Jan 22, 2019 - USD $ 38.04
  • "Congratulations on being accepted to Stellenbosch. Keep working hard and be an inspiration to others. Go Maties! " - A fellow Matie

  • Jan 22, 2019 - USD $ 1 361.95
  • "good luck" - andrew carter

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 10 010.00
  • "We couldn't think of a more fitting way to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary than to give back to someone so dedicated and deserving. All the best for your studies Forgiveness!" - Sarah & Kevin

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "All the best dear ... may God protect you . " - Kegels Nkongolo

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "All the best and do this back to another deserving candidate " - Anonymous Biomedical Engineer

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 600.00
  • "I which you all the best Forgiveness May The Almighty God be with you may all your dreams come true " - Titi

  • Jan 22, 2019 - USD $ 84.24
  • "Hoping this helps" - Anonymous

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 1 580.21
  • "J'étais professeur de mathematique de1963 à 1991 au Congo. Felicitations et courage pour les études entreprises" - Engelbert Baltus

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "dream big and make a difference" - B Jacobs

  • Jan 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Dear Forgiveness, like you, I am the daughter of refugees. I had the opportunity to study, chose STEM, worked hard and ..now.. am a prof at UCT. Elkanah speaks so highly of you: you can do it, go for " - Astrid J

  • Jan 19, 2019 - R 659.75
  • "Best wishes! Hope it’s an amazing year for you!" - Inge Coe

  • Jan 19, 2019 - USD $ 76.06
  • "If Michael Stanton says you are amazing then you must be! Good luck and study hard!!" - Jackie Pattison

  • Jan 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Congrats on your acceptance! I hope you manage to raise the funds. Good luck." - LG

  • Jan 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Make it happen!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 18, 2019 - USD $ 72.87
  • "All the best forgiveness. Your work ethic speaks volumes. The Lord will bless your hard work. " - Mrs B

  • Jan 18, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck ! Make a positive impact in all that you do ." - Mandy

  • Jan 18, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best with this !! Well done on your results ! " - Anonymous

  • Jan 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck my girl!" - Fiona

  • Jan 17, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Go and do good things" - Michelle

  • Jan 17, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Good luck with your studies." - Colleen

  • Jan 16, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Wishing you all the best young lady in achieving your dreams." - Anonymous

  • Jan 16, 2019 - USD $ 24.92
  • "When it's your turn, please pay it forward. I see you doing great things. God be with you!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 16, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Bonjour ma sœur que Dieu bénisse tes études et n’oublie pas d’où tu viens. " - Pitchou

  • Jan 16, 2019 - USD $ 76.62
  • "Good luck Forgiveness, you deserve to achieve your dream" - Anne

  • Jan 16, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best x" - Hobbs’s

  • Jan 16, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Lots of lovevand blessings x" - Anonymous

  • Jan 16, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Bless you." - James

  • Jan 16, 2019 - R 329.02
  • "Good luck!" - Scotty

  • Jan 16, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Bon courage!" - Nawej

  • Jan 16, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Praying you will reach your financial goal and realise your dreams. Xxx" - Nicole

  • Jan 15, 2019 - USD $ 38.21
  • "Trust in God, and He will make a way. " - Ben

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you all the very best" - Viv

  • Jan 15, 2019 - USD $ 15.29
  • "Sooooo deserving - all the best for your future" - Shauna

  • Jan 15, 2019 - USD $ 76.41
  • "Good luck and keep reaching for your dream!" - Robyn

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck and I hope you reach your target. Our grandson speaks highly of you and he is a very good judge of character" - EH

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "God be with you my girl, " - Tonton

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Good luck , you sound like a dedicated student that deserves an opportunity " - Ruth Friedmann

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "All the best!" - Josiah

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 310.00
  • "XX" - Anonymous

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "All the best in your studies." - Giants gymnastics

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Forgiveness! You deserve this so much " - Anonymous

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "God Bless" - Anonymous

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "We admire you so much - you deserve this!" - The Hazells

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good-luck Forgiveness!! " - Stuckies

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck and enjoy ur time at Stellies. " - Savio Family

  • Jan 14, 2019 - USD $ 113.62
  • "Your hard work is inspirational ! Good luck with your journey <3" - German Student

  • Jan 14, 2019 - USD $ 75.74
  • "Please never give up on your dreams. You are clearly a very gifted person - the world needs you!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you everything of the best." - Debbie

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck. You are an inspiration" - Jeanine

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "All the best!" - Matthew

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You deserve this. God bless " - Anonymous

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "I wish this could be so much more, Forgiveness - you are one of the most remarkable and committed students I have ever taught! I hope you make your target. " - Michael Stanton

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck and keep up the hard work!" - Popes

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck! " - The Shapiros

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You deserve this! Nobody works as hard as you do <3" - Mr L

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "Forgiveness, no one is more deserving than you of achieving your dreams. You are an inspiring student who is committed in every way. It is an honour to contribute to your studies. " - Louise

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Your deserve this - good luck" - Anonymous

  • Jan 14, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Forgiveness. You are a very special person and I know you already make a huge difference to the people around you. X " - Anonymouse

  • Jan 13, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Good luck - hope you manage to raise the required funds. You deserve to attend Stellies " - Arlwnw

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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.