Help a Community Counselor
- By: Jacques Wagner
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/jacques-wagner
I am Jacques Wagner (35) from Witbank South Africa. I work for NPO's & Family Centre. Im a community counselor & family mediator working with children & families. I was raised in rural communities across SA as my parents worked mostly as missionaries. Their sacrifice and commitment to making the world a better place was inspirational even in the face of adversity. I volunteered as a first aider in school & started my career as a paramedic at 16. I volunteered at emergency services and hospitals for many years because I have a passion for saving lives. I love learning.
My first real exposure to the field of psychology was establishing a trauma centre with the police. I decided to study psychology as I found it to work proactively rather than reactively as opposed to emergency care. With this knowledge and skills I skilfully help so many more people in my lifetime. I am excited and energised as I realise this, seeing the effects every day for myself. It is thanks to this education that I assisted in establishing the only family centre in my community and continue to contribute to other programs including a NPO’s family assistance project and food for hungry minds projects. I am enthusiastic in working with families because I believe them to be the building blocks of society and making a difference for them will have a ripple effect across our South African communities. Your help will assist me to make a lasting difference.
I need to fund further studies in the field of community and social work. The monthly tuition far exceeds my financial abilities and is more than R 10'000 a month. My inspiration is every family I work with. Applying my knowledge and skills learned benefits my community and our country.
I have until December 2019 to raise my funds.
I am asking for assistance with the tuition fees only. I will continue to work hard to pay my books, fuel and the Gautrain myself. I have funded my own studies my entire life but this mountain is too big to climb on my own.
The funds will enable me to study and apply the knowledge and skills at the community level. I have a commitment and deep rooted compassion for working where it is needed most. On the ground level where no one else wants to work.
*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the South African College of Applied Psychology*
- May 23, 2019 - R 110.00
- "Good luck Jacques. Thank you for your service to the children of South Africa. Keep going" - Joey Stapelberg
Jacques Wagner Study Cause
I am Jacques Wagner (35) from Witbank South Africa. I work for NPO's & Family Centre. I need to fund further studies in the field of community and social work. The monthly tuition far exceeds my financial abilities and is more than R 10'000 a month. My inspiration is every family I work with. Applying my knowledge and skills learned benefits my community and our country.