Hi everyone my name is Nkululeko Sikhakhane from KwaZulu Natal in Ladysmith from a place called ekuvukeni but currently living in Johannesburg Jeppestown.
I come from an underprivileged family consisting of me,my aunt and my grandmother almost whole of my childhood I spent with my grandmother she's the one who raised me as well as my aunt even though she once left and came back and she was not working grandmother she is the one who was a breadwinner with her old age pension funds from government.althogh two of my uncles did part take in my though I had reached high school and they soon passed away just few years after my grandmother has long gone now I'm only left with aunt who is very old too now and has already getting old age pension and she has also tried to fund me for two years while I I was in college but when expenses increased I had no other options but to drop out of college due to shortage of funds not that I was not doing well I just had a bad luck with the calculator I borrowed when I was writing a final mathematics paper on my second year it turns out that calculator was written some formulas and I couldn't notice them when I borrowed it I was able to notice it when a moderator did that there was something wrong and that how it led to pending and at time I had one subject to supplement in that way I was automatically disqualified to stay in student residence as I was staying in under student fund that how expenses increased and I was forced to move out find a place to rent and it was way too much for my aunt to fund with her pension money.
Actually life has never been easy for me reason being I even came to Johannesburg to raise funds for myself with a help of one my friend who took me in his family they gave me shelter and they even fed me till I got a job in retail and I was very happy that things will now work out but I was fooling myself cause I had to pay in order to have a shelter start to buy a grocery and cosmetics to continue living altogether with transportation in all those expenses my salary is nothing.I even sometimes even walk approximately 20 kilometres to get to work and maybe back again. I can't even save to further my studies in mechanical engineering as a boilermaker I have always been passionate about mechanical engineering in general when I finished it where I knew what I really wanted to do exactly of which is boilermaking and best thing about it is in demand and it's growing gradually.
what I also like about it you can open your own business of which is the thing I have in mind that will open a lot of job opportunities and others willl benefit too along the run in that note please help me out to be an artisan and find it in your hearts to give a helping hand any contribution will be much appreciated and I would like to thank you in advance as you contribute