– A young woman, Seluleko Qwabe, is following her dreams of becoming a doctor but she needs Mzansi’s help
– Qwabe revealed that she might be excluded from the medicine programme at Wits if she doesn’t pay the R132,000 (N2,935,937.40) she owes
– South Africans immediately came to her aid by either donating money or sharing her story online
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Isn’t it wonderful to see the power South Africans have when they stand united? A young woman, Seluleko Qwabe, called on Mzansi for help to pay her tuition fees.
On Thursday, Qwabe detailed how she might be financially excluded from continuing her medicine studies at Wits because of the money they owe the higher education institution.
She shared a photo of herself and another one of her family on Twitter. Qwabe made a desperate plea to anyone who is willing to help, even if they only donate R10 (N222.35) towards the R132,000 she owes.
Seluleko Qwabe’s calls for help were heard by South Africans. Saffas have donated money to help her pay tuition fees. Photo: @SeluSimplest/Twitter.
Take a look at the post below:
To prove that she’s not swindling South Africans out of money, Qwabe shared photos of her university bills.
The young lady decided to open a crowdfunding page and she has already received a lot of help from kind South Africans.
Since launching the page, Qwabe already raised R18,400 (N409,096.58), Bioreports gathered. According to her BackaBuddy page, the 22-year-old graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Zululand with 19 distinctions.
She went on to explain why she needs Mzansi’s help:
“I’m currently at Wits University doing my third year of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Medicine) and got credited to 3rd year since I previously did a BSc.
“Unfortunately I don’t have funding for my current degree and I apply for scholarships and bursaries daily like a part-time job, but it’s rare that I can find ones that I am eligible for, and that’s because the vast majority of scholarships and bursaries are catered towards first year students or students that are non-degree holders.”
Responding to a troll online, Qwabe revealed she knew she wanted to become a doctor since she was only five years old.
She told the man:
“I have always wanted to be a doctor since I was 5 years old and no one will tell me otherwise. I have graduated with 19 distinctions (attached) on my previous degree and still are working hard to further my dreams. On YouTube I help students like myself.”
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South Africans have showed the future doctor tremendous support by not only donating the money she needs but by sharing her story and raising awareness for her cause.
Meanwhile, Bioreports previously reported that Chigbu-Jonah Chimamaka, a final year medical student of Bowen University in Iwo, Osun state, called on Nigerians to help her raise the sum of N4.8 million required to facilitate her graduation.
The student took to her Twitter page on Sunday, April 26, to make the plea, saying every contribution would go a long way to save her career.
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