I'm South African and normal as far as I know :-). I'm a working dad and support my partner two kids and gran. From finishing school I had to work. My parents was not able to support me and their was no money to pay for university of college. I worked hard and it was enough.
I realized that if I want to build a life for my family I will have to be better. I will have to get a qualification that fits my experience. Doing it in South Africa is not the way to go. Our education system is having lots of problems with strikes and violent protests witch shuts the system down even for distance learners as I am planning to do.
I turned 40 and want to proof to my kids that if theirs is a will their is a way. But due to me having to work and pay the bills and support my family their never seems to enough money to pay for studies.
I have contacted the University of South Queensland in Australia (a distance learning university) for information on studying Project Management, but being South African the tuition fees are expensive when converted from Australian Dollar to Rand.
I am asking for your help. I have only started applying and have not been accepted yet but I am working on getting all my papers in order.
You will assist me with paying for my tuition. I cannot promise that it will safe the world or give you some sobbing story about how bad things are here in South Africa or how many mouths it will feed or how noble my plea is.
I'm only a dad who, has for ever wanted to learn more and who wants to be an inspiration to my two boys. No sob story only me wanting to learn and be better :-)