Man who worked in construction to fund studies narrates his story after graduating

Man who worked in construction to fund studies narrates his story after graduating

- A man who goes by the name Wolf Wolf has opened up about juggling a job, helping his family and studying towards a degree

- He revealed he had to sacrifice his full-time studies to look for a job because he needed to pay rent and buy food

- Wolf started working as a construction worker and was once laughed at by his fellow students but it did not stop him from succeeding

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On Saturday, Wolf Wolf inspired South Africans with his success story. Wolf holds a degree but the road to graduation was far from easy.

In a post on Facebook, he explained he had to sacrifice his full-time studies to look for a job because he had a sister at varsity as well and had to buy food and pay rent.

He approached a construction company in Johannesburg and was initially turned away because he had two diplomas and was overqualified for the job.

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"By then I had obtained two diplomas and was then doing my degree," he said, adding he had explained his situation to the manager.

The manager agreed to give Wolf the job and he recalled one incident where they were working on a building and some of his classmates spotted him.

He said:

"They looked at me and they were like: 'Isn't this the guy who used to be number one in class?' Well, they laughed and left."

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Instead of being ashamed of his hustle, Wolf persevered and ended up getting his degree - much to the delight of his manager.

Wolf said the manager, Mr William, became emotional when he graduated and they're still in contact till this day.

"If it was not for the chance he gave me to pay my rent and other stuff I don't know how I would've survived," he said.

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Take a look at his post on #ImStaying below:

Man who worked in construction to fund studies opens up on graduating

Screenshot of Wolf Wolf's Facebook post on #ImStaying.
Source: Facebook

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His dedication and hard work earned Wolf Mzansi's respect and they sang his praises online.

Schalk Walters commented:

"Well done. Not only did you earn an income but you qualified in many life skills at the university of life. You are a living certificate. God bless you."

Elise Bonett wrote:

"Awesome story - if we humble ourselves God will exalt us!"

Adele Richter Elzinga said:

"Wonderful what an achievement."

Patricia Wala added:

"Congrats. You are motivation personified."

In a related grass-to-grace story, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of Vokacom, Nana Osei Kwasi Afrifa, has narrated how he started his multi-million-dollar business in his hostel when he was a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. reports that Vokacom has become a company with grounded experience in offering Information Technology, Digital Addressing, Content Aggregation, Financial Advisory, Agribusiness and Real Estate services in Africa.

Nana Osei indicates that he does not feel his enterprise has arrived at all, although they make huge profits every year.

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