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A CHRISTMAS WISH: To finish my last year of my Social Work Degree

A CHRISTMAS WISH: To finish my last year of my Social Work Degree

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It has taken me years to come this far and it has not been easy. I left school in grade 8 due to family problems and got a job. I loved school and always dreamt of being a doctor. However this was not possible and I had to started working at a young age. When I got married I started to look for ways to go back to school. I eventually found a way to get into University through a Mature Learner Assessment and I took it head on in 2009, with only a grade 8. It took me around 6 months to complete, I worked day and night to finish it. I passed with one of the highest marks EVER achieved for the portfolio of evidence with 95%! I even received a call from the Dean at the time to congratulate me on my achievement. I had to register for a handful of first year modules in order to apply for a degree. Again I passed really well. I originally registered for a Bachelor of Science Degree to take the path to be a doctor, but later changed to the Social Work Degree. Why? I started a home called Thandi House in Pietermaritzburg for abandoned and abused children and I wanted a qualification that would help make the world a better place. I wanted a degree that would make the lives of my children in our care better, I wanted to help moms who were desperate and could not care for their babies, I wanted to know the law in terms of children at risk so I could “save them” from their hurt environments. Due to not being able to work in an environment where I could earn a proper income as I am now a full time mommy to many abandoned babies and children, it has taken me years to complete my degree because I cannot afford to take many modules and took what I could afford each year. UNISA has a time limit to complete a degree and I am running out of time and dont have the money to complete the degree. I might not be the doctor I always dreamed of being, but I am now leaving the dream - a mommy to those who before had none. What more can anyone one ask for!!

My Christmas wish is for assistance to cover study fees. 

My full tuition for 2019 is R23350.00 and I have to pay R7720.00 at registration or I cannot study this year. The telemental health certification is R5600.00 and it includes the exam fee and is a must for me to work in the virtual field of social work.

Thank you for reading my Christmas wish - may you have a blessed Christmas.

God Bless and Thank you

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  • Dec 25, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "May your passion always sustain you ....don't forget to look after yourself as much as you do others" - Cheryl Narunsky

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Please help me afford the deposit to study my last year (4th level/Honours) of my Social Work Degree and Telemental Health Certification being the first ever student to address ehealth in the history of the University.

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