- By: Nontumekelelo Magwa
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/nontumekelelo-magwa
My name is Nontumekelelo Magwa (23). I am currently based in Port Shepstone, living with my sister.
My personal journey and story are one of resilience and a courageous commitment to rising above the odds, despite coming from a painful past of being orphaned at a young age.
Whilst my story is unique, I am aware this is a very common reality for many people in the South African context.
Ten years ago when my mother passed away, my sister had to cancel a trip to Italy for a nursing conference to be with our family. Now, I believe the time has come for me to complete that trip.
The series of events in my life leading up to this point really gives me hope that I am moving in the right direction in terms of the pursuit and fulfillment of my purpose and serving my country.
Raising above the odds, last year I completed my law degree at the University of Cape Town.
Now I have been admitted to pursue my Master's degree in International Cooperation on Intercultural Heritage at the University of Bologna in Italy.
As a proud South African, I speak 5 of the official languages and I studied Portuguese and Italian in university. This is a big part of my motivation to study in Italy.
My studies will give me the skill set needed to contribute to meaningful nation-building in South Africa and integration on the African continent.
This is my career aspiration and devotion.
I am raising funds to cover my tuition and accommodation expenses for my Master's degree in International Cooperation on Intercultural Heritage at the University of Bologna.
I would like to raise the funds by 30 September 2019.
Funds raised will be used to cover:
Tuition - 3 060 euro (R51 985,45)
Accommodation expenses - 5 770 euros (R98 014.55)
*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the university/accommodation.*