Throughout my years of studying law, I have had to work part time to pay for my tuition and sustain myself financially. I was able to receive partial funding, however in the year 2018, the funding fell through. Although I was able to work and save upto R12 000.00 ($846.16) towards my tuition, I am still left with an unconscionable amount of debt that prohibits me from completing my final year of study.
My biggest challenge is that my family does not have the financial means to assist me. Through my part time work, I help sustain the family home. This makes it difficult to continue saving.
I have always known that financing for my tertiary education would be difficult to acquire from my family having a single mother. Unfortunately my father passed four months before my birth. However, I have never shied away from this challenge. I now realise that my debt is more than I can manage at this point, stagnates my future (I am barred from continuing with my studies until my debt has been paid off) and I need help.
I plea with you to assist in any way that you can so that I may complete my studies and create a better future for my family.