I am Vivian Pearson. I am 24 years old and a third year law student at the University of Western Cape.
Most people would be done with their law degree or any degree at this age. But I started late due to a lot of personal problems that kept me from taking the steps to making my dream of being able to entering the legal profession, a reality.
I studied through the University of South Africa and did a one year course and got a certificate in Criminal Justice. I applied to study Forensic science, but got accepted to study law. I have started loving law, ever since. I keep myself motivated by reminding myself. I did not choose law, law chose me. And also by telling myself that I can do anything I put my mind to.
But it is really difficult for me to study and also find ways to get an income to pay my way through university. My father has been a big help but it is extremely difficult for him put food on the table, make sure that the lights are on and that I can get an education. It has become even more difficult now because of the lockdown, which does not allow him to work, leaving him with no income at all.
I am determined to get my law degree, regardless of the obstacles I am facing and will face on my journey. One of the reasons I am studying law is because of poverty that I come across in my community and surrounding communities, everyday. I would like to be an inspiration to children and other young people to follow their dreams, no matter what age. Nothing is impossible and you are never to old to go for the things you want in life.
I humbly ask to please help me, by making a donation towards my education and my future, dreams and goals.
So that I can do the same for other young people one day.
Donations can also be made directly into UWC's account.
Reference number : 3867378
Bank name: ABSA Bank
Account Name: UWC Student Deposit Account
Branch: Public Sector Western Cape
Address: 1st Floor, Tygerpark 4, Willie Van Schoor Drive,
ElectronicAccount No: 40 4960 4740
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
Branch Code: 632005
Thank you & God Bless!