I am a Mechanical Engineering B-tech student at UNISA, I am the first born I was born and raised in Limpopo. When I first enrolled for my National diploma in mechanical engineering at Vaal University of Technology both my parents were and are still unemployed, I passed my matric very well with a Mathematics distinction but I was unable to secure a bursary during my first year. My grandparents helped with my first semester tuition fees and books, and then from there on I took a loan. I applied for Sedisa Trust Fund Bursary with it being my last hope during my last year of varsity in 2012, the turnaround time was unbelievable it was superfast, the response was within a few weeks and just like that my life was changed for ever. They paid for my tuition, accommodation and food, and my focus for the first time was to focus on passing my modules, I graduated in 2014 after my in-service training.
Today I am working as a technician for a transport refrigeration company and I am able to fund my b-tech and still provide for my family, I am so thankful to Sedisa that they came through for me when I really needed a miracle to finish my diploma, Today I can slowly see my dream of owning my own company slowly closing in.