Still I Hope
- By: Lionel Murisi
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/lionel-murisi
I was studying Electrical Engineering [Power] with the Durban University of Technology. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, I had to drop out and work in the hope of raising enough money to pay off my fees debt and continue on until graduation. This hasn't worked out well because after paying for accommodation and basic food and transportation, there hasn't been anything left over for me to cover the fees debt.
Due to this, I have been stuck. I still harbor ambitions of graduating and working and being able to assist my mother, who is back home in Zimbabwe. She raised my 3 sisters and me by herself and is now raising my 2 nieces. Despite the hardships she has faced, she has tried to assist me as much as possible but is unable to do much more in the pursuit of my completing my higher education.
I have previously been in involved in endeavors that create projects to empower less privileged people in our society. At the moment, I am in the process of creating one that has the potential to assist matric students.
*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the Durban University of Technology*