Making my dreams come true

How education helped me to achieve my dreams

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Imagine being a hotel manager,journalist,photographer or anything that you want to become.We all have dreams and it can be a challenge to make them true. Meet Thiofhi Lambani,a 22 years old who has made her dreams come true.

I grew up in a very small village called Ha Ravele in Limpopo.I was raised by my mother as my parents divorced when I was in grade 6.My mom was the only one working so we were dependent on her.I was getting a grant but that stopped when I turned 18.

School was the only thing that made me happy because I loved everything that used to happen at school.In high school my favourite subjects were geography and IT. I enjoyed them the most out of all the subjects and I did well on them.In primary Mrs Tshipuke was my favourite teacher because she was such a kind person.Roshnee Gupta was my English teacher and became my favourite one in high school because she was easy to talk to and was one of the most friendliest people i’ve ever met.

I was performing very well at school despite the situation at home.When I was in grade 7,one of my teachers gave me an application form of Sumbandila scholarship trust . It offered kids from poor backgrounds who had good marks an opportunity.My life changed when I was in grade 8 as the scholarship accepted me and I started living in town.This scholarship gave me hope as I was given a chance to be the best I can be and make my dreams come true .

After high school I took a 2 year break in order to find out what I wanted to do with my life.While on the gap year, I did a lot of volunteering in companies and applied for internships at different media companies.While interning I started to like digital marketing and I did a short course about social media marketing.

That is when I started a digital marketing company called Fearless Trendz.If I didn’t get education I wouldn’t know what digital marketing is.

Tips on how to get a scholarship:

  1. Do your research: Ask people around if there are any scholarship that they know of.It can be your previous teachers or any adult who might know. Google scholarships, and you will get a lot of information on available funding.

  2. Most scholarships are given to people who either perform well academically or through sports. So if you are good at hockey or getting good grades, use that to get your scholarship

  3. Don’t give up and not get discouraged as well. You can get more information about scholarships by visiting Edufunding.

If you are not at school there are other ways to keep learning and developing your skills so you can continue on your pathway. ABET http://www.abet.co.za/ is one of the ways you can continue learning.

Which careers are you interested in? Tell us more about them in the comment section.

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nonhlanhla1234

#DREAMS COME TRUE✌️

Oct. 23, 2022, 6:43 a.m.

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Toby

not mines

Thanks Thiofhi for such inspiring story

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Thanks to you too Zabantu for the lovely comment and for taking time to read the story.

#Dreams come true

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That's very true Ndayzo!

# dreams do come true

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They definitely do Springster!

Dream do come true..

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Yes they do Springster!

Yep they do happen, appearing as expected by believing , hard working ,knowing what u you are doing .I love the article for I have gained something. So there is no need for me to delay or hesitate, opportunities are not always there .I must start by working through the system besides nothing can be impossible but tying is the best . ~ And OH my favourite subjects are English, Physics, Setswana I enjoy them cause I know that they are always promising to dawn with best results not that I hate others.

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Hey Toronto, thank you so much for the lovely comment! We're so happy that you gained something from the article and it could inspire you. All the best with your studies and life goals. Tell us how it goes as you go along your journey.

😀😀🖒🖒💋💋When I grow up I want to be a lawyer🤓🏪📕📕🔎📰💸💷💶🇿🇦🇿🇦

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We're really proud to hear of your dreams and aspirations Ngoma. All the best with chasing your dream to be a lawyer! You can do it!

Wow thanks alot

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Hello Mesay Anytime Springster

I want to be s teacher one-day

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Hello Mesay We are glad that you want to be a teacher. and hope that you become one.We believe in you Springster and know that you will do great things.

InMyOwnWorld

Mother of all proffesions😙😙

I've most of the stories here and I realise that such young ladies have lost hope. I'm 35 years old and I'm still trying to get into university. I'm already a practicing Theatre and stage performer who sees herself achieving my goal of obtaining my Postgraduate diploma in the performing arts. Nothing can stop me from trying evrrytime. Somebody, somewhere will hear my plight. I refuse to give up. 2019 is going to be the beginning of new things for me. I can't allow anything or anyone stop me. I wish you all well on you journeys ladies, just remember that that change begins with you andnobody else.

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

iwant to be a loyer one day

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Reading some of stories that have been published here makes me feel better and have confidence in me.

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hello Mutsu We are glad that you are enjoying them Springster. Feel free to ask anything.

Hey guys I was doing grade12 last year and I got supplementary do now I want to improve my subjects can I go to college to finish my grad12? I'm really ineed your help

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hi Rethabile2154, you can finish your matric at ABET. Read the article in the link here to find out how this Springster did it: http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-future/how-i-finished-my-schooling-through-abet/

Thanks i will do my best

Hi guys I want to do psychology .I finished matric last year but at home they don't have money so I can further my studies

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Maengse

Try getting a scholarship if not then try starting a business and save some money for your education

Hy guys iwant to do financial management,I pass my matric 2010 I'm staying at home because I don't afford rent and food. I hope I will get help as soon as possible.

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Maengse

Have u tried asking ur family members and relatives 4 financial support

yes yes education is the key to successful and never give up 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hi guys... Am currently doning matric and interested in being an attorney. Many people including very intelligent students told me that law is difficult and I shoud better think again if intending to go for it since they altered the situation after seeing that it gave them difficulties. I am scared and balled off since I could not think of other career that'll suit me best except it.May anyone please help me to overcome this current situation am facing... Please

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Hi Girl ...There's Always Negativity Out There ..I also Got Those Remarks From People When I Said I want to Study But I Got To Engage with Law students And It is True Law aint easy but they told Me In order to pass it I have To Join Law Groups Attend Courts.. they Told me that The Reading Material Is Voluminous and There's Too Much Competition But Nonetheless if It Is Wat You Want Then Put Focus ,Love It Wholeheartedly, Attend Lectures If U Dont Understand something Ask Your lectures And You Need To Befriend Third Years Or Fourth Years that are Doing Law 💖

Maengse

Another rule of life is to not listen to people who discourage you and dismotivate you. You are a winner and a light 4ur fam

I'm new here guys I'm 15 yrs old I first want to thank you for your advice you've really inspired me and I hope from now on I'll be more serious on my studies and I'll value education

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You really inspire me guys thank you very much I've learnt so much from you.I'm interested on becoming a nurse I want to save people's lives

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Hlw I'm new here but I also learn more thing .I thank you gyz for ur advise .from now I will make sure no one distabing me from what I want in future.thank you very much .

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Helpful story

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Education is my strongest weapon that is powerful to my life forever

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I'd like to be a musician

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I'm interested in nursing

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Am interested in being Media ,like acting

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I wish to be an attorney

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I'm not sure wht I want to be between being doctor and being an actor help me

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Follow ur dreamz .. Gal .. Dont focuss on what people want u to be .. Be u and u only .. 💛💛

If it was me, I would be a doc.

From a young age i have always wanted to become a doctor ..Than know as i am growing .. My mind keeps on making changes .. Some days im like i was to be a lawyer the other i want to be a gynacologist .. The other days a judge i just dont know ..as yet .. But i know that i am defnetly on a journey to great studys 😊.. And hopefully something big ... And i would also love to be a part time model .. Hopefully it will all work out ... I am confident .💛 ..

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Hey Springster, it's okay to change your mind and it's also really good that you have options. Figure out where you most of your strengths lie to see what you would do the best in. Continue to stay focused and believe in yourself. We feel confident about you too!

I was interested on being a doctor but i was very weak on maths and my madk were very low so I decided to do history and maths lit now I want to be a nurse but my teacher use to tell me that I can't be a nurse while my maths lit and life sciences marks are very low So help me guys I don't know what to be in next coming years😭😭

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Unfortunately your teacher is correct I'm diong the same subject as you and my teacher always say the same thing ,all you have to do is to practice and study hard in order for you to become a nurse ,I too want to become a nurse and I'm struggling in math literally and Life Sciences and I'll make sure that i practice and study hard in order for me to get a scholarship and become a nurse so don't put too much pressure on yourself 💞 or maybe you can start a study group with your friends see how that goes ✊✊✊

I wanted to become a entrepreneur but my maths results are bad

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I want to became a Doctor but i start fear that how iwiil manage maths but practice make things perfect i will practice i thoughts it will be great fully😊😊😊

I want To Become a Politician ...Yet I Got A Learnership At Volksvagen I Dont Know Whether To Take It or Go To Varsity In 2019 ..I am Confused

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Maengse

Take the scholarship then later fulfill ur dream of being a politician,it is always good to have more than one choices

I want to became a Doctor but i stRuggl with mAths A littl bit pls hlp

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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InMyOwnWorld

We can't run away from maths all we have to do is practise and listen attentively in class

I wanna be an electrician bt I can't afford to by school fees for my self also pay rent for place to stay

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Maengse

Try getting a scholarship

I want to become a doctor but I'm struggling with physical science

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Hello Suhani It is a good thing that you know what you want to become. What you can do right now is to focus more on studying and improve your marks. Talk to your friends and ask if they would like to start a study ground. You will be able to help each other in different subjects. If there is something that you don't understand ask your teacher. Go through previous papers and study them. Read this article on how to start a study group http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-future/how-run-study-group/ .We hope this helps Springster

Hello! I am doing electrical infrastructure and construction I enjoyed doing that course but then i hv a subject that i love mostly which is electronic control and digital electronics that is the subject i want to continue with it but the problem is mathematics m struggling

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hello I want to be a hydrologist I'm good at science and perform well the only problem is that I struggle In maths

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hello! I want to do electrical engineering course but suddently my uncle told me to do Millwright he says it has more job opportunities and it is very good But the problem is that i don't love mechanical engineering........

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

what's the worst rumour you've heard about yourself?

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The worst rumour was last year at grade 7 . Because I was super clever they said I was in love with the second clever girl. It felt awkward because the teachers loved to make us do their chores (marking tests) I was always quiet but I had she had a boyfriend so that was a relief. I'll never date at school because am afraid of dating

I want to help the subject of architect

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My dream is tone become a journalist BT because of the way life has been at school I feel like that won't happen. I failed my grade 9 nd also repeat grade 10 nd now I'll be doing grade 11 next year nd I'll be 19 😣 I so feel like uhm one failure just because of how school life has been treating me. I wouldn't lie i I have tried my almost best in every grade that's why I say I feel like I'm a failure

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Maengse

Get up and dust ur self up cuz it's never too late

Thanks for u advice I am inspired by u

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I Feel so inspired

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The career am interested in is IT because am so good at Technology (both laptops, computers and smart phones) I am 14 years old and when I grow up I would like to own an Tech company (Amazon) .

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Hello Manyano It is great to hear that you are interested in Technology. Dreams do come true.

Nursing and law, I've noticed that I'm good at helping people and have a big heart too so that is plus my aunt is a Nurse and I've seen her in action and fell in love with the career that is why I'm thinking of nursing but at the same time I'm love with law .I chose law because I know that I can change the world to become something better than it is today,I will fight for what's right and help people who can not afford lawyers I can do it pro Bono as long as people will benefit . I'm really confused now about what career to choose and I'm diong General not physically Sciences or geography but I made sure that I ask questions about what career are in this path and my teacher said I could be a Nurse if there's life sciences in my subjects which the is and lawyer too.

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

My career ιѕ вeιng an Aтнleтe вecaυѕe ι ѕaw aм good aт rυnnιng

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My career is to be Medical Scientist becuz I've noticed that um good at #Science😉

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Hello Opolang That is great. We wish you the best.

My career is to be a police women one day...I want to stop crime in our communities.. Young girls get raped because of high rate of crime..criminals are over the streets looking for next victims..we are not free all the time we afraid people like us..my purpose is to fight crime..

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Hi Onelani Thank you for sharing this with us. Having dreams is a good things.

I want to be a docter one day ...To help people and to care for people ,to love ,see what is wrong with them...

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I want to be a docter one day ...To help people and to care for people ,to love ,see what is wrong with them...

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I want to be a doctor when I finished at school.To see what's wrong with the people who is seeking.

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Hi there my name is Unique My mom is turning 44 this year and would really like to finish her grade 12 I want to help her but don't know how can someone help pls with information

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hi Springster, you're really sweet and your mom is super lucky to have a daughter like you. We really think that you don't need to go far to help your mom. We're assuming you're young and that you're either in school or recently out of school. That means that you have a lot of the information that you need to help your mom in your head. Give her some advice and tell her of your experience and how you are/were surviving some of your subjects at school. If she is struggling with a certain thing give her some advice on that subject. If you're not sure, ask a friend. Good luck Springster, we hope this helps.

I passed my matric last yr got 68%in maths li and 53% in accounting 47 % in business 40% in economics in wondering which course can I take plz help guys I'm taking a gap yr this yr

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Pass with a bachelor's degree

Learn until u done college

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Hi Sishiiey College is important and making your dreams come true. We wish you goodluck in everything you do.

Doctor , Judge business woman

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Hi Mthwakazi We really hope that your dreams will come true. Get support from your family and friends. Good luck Springster.

Doctor , Judge business woman

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Doctor

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I am interested on being a Man Nurse or a Doctor....Am still in Grade 11

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