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Hi I'm Jessica and I am a 19 year old first year student at the University of the Western Cape studying a Bachelor of Social Work. I am born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Ever since I was a young girl, I always had a passion for helping people but I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to follow. I always knew I wanted a career in which I help those marginalized and less fortunate. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to become a lawyer, a teacher, a social worker or a nurse. Eventually I decided that social work is perfect as I would like to empower the people of South Africa.
I am extremely passionate about social justice and human rights especially concerning women and children in South Africa. Once I have earned my degree, I plan to continue studying by participating in courses which would focus on domestic violence and women and children. This would allow me to build up my qualifications and knowledge and get one step closer to achieving my ultimate goal in life. That is building and managing a shelter for abused women and children. I have big plans for this and have already designed the layout, how things will work and how its main focus will be on the empowerment of women and their children.
Due to personal past issues related to domestic violence, I am very passionate about the pandemic which was here long before Covid19 - Gender Based Violence. I am open to learning new things and I love gaining knowledge in different aspects. The reason why I have come to Gogetfunding is because my mother is my primary caregiver and has been for the majority of my life. My father has not contributed to my education in any way and has left my mommy to do all the work. My goal is to graduate in 2024 however my funding was cancelled by NSFAS. I am stuck right now and not sure what to do as without that NSFAS funding, my mother will struggle to pay for many things related to me obtaining my university degree.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and please consider supporting me - the amount needed will cover my 1st year fees, it will take me a total of 4 years to complete my qualification. I want to make a difference, I will make a difference.
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