- A young doctor's success story was shared on a Facebook page, Varsity World.
- In the post, Dr. Thandeka is quoted speaking about how she managed to get her PhD by going from door to door asking for contributions for medical school fees.
- Her inspirational story was met with praise and congratulatory messages from many Facebook users
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Install our latest app for Android and read the best news about Ghana!
The story of a young female doctor, Dr. Thandeka Mazibuko, has been met with celebration on Facebook after it was shared on Varsity World's page. In the post which accompanies a picture of the smiling doctor, she explains how she managed to obtain her PhD while facing heaps of financial difficulty.
The post also features Dr. Thandeka explaining how she went from door to door begging for help with tuition, sneaking into lectures, and applying for loans, all in a bid to complete her education. She also shares some advice for those coming from poor backgrounds.
" I am a true reminder to all the village girls ; all the future medical doctors who have no financial support. IT IS SO POSSIBLE. Yes you can do anything in life. Mental strength is a rare quality but the best to have. Begin somewhere ; school is the only answer I know; my beginning. Feed your brain with knowledge it will feed you back for the rest of your life. The advice I give young people in Africa and New York City comes from my real life experience. I had no money to go to medical school. My mother was a domestic worker. I went door to door begging neighbors to help me get to medical school. I applied for loans." she wrote.
READ ALSO: Kwadwo Safo Jnr: 5 Times Ghanaian millionaire flaunted his adorable kids in stunning photos
She also goes on to explain how a local woman, Mrs. Ruth Khoza had to steal money from her husband who is also a doctor, to help her register for medical school.
"Mrs Ruth Khoza stole money from her husband Dr. T Khoza who is a general practitioner in South Africa Ulundi. They gave me $500 (R8 693) to register medical school. I never paid anything else because I did not have it. I was financially excluded. I would sneak in pass securities to attend lectures at UKZN Nelson Mandela School of Medicine. The rest is history."
The post was followed by comments from Facebook users who were left inspired by the rwoman determination to succeed.
@Kamani Ramasamy wrote:
"Well done doctor, you are such an inspiration for us student. May God continue to use, and carry on spreading your message, our south African youth need to hear this."
@Sboniso Khulu said:
"I'm inspired.. congratulations!"
READ ALSO: Korle-Bu doctors removed my womb - 19-year-old lady weeps as she recounts her ordeal (Video)
In other YEN.com.gh news, a young businessman, simply known as Ebenezer, who sells coconut at Saint Johns near Achimota in Accra has opened up about his business and how it has transformed him.
Ebenezer reveals that he completed senior secondary school, but due to financial difficulties he decided to start a business as a coconut seller.
Speaking in an interview with Kingsmotion TV, he revealed he makes between GHc330 to GHc500 when business is very slow.
Carruthers Tetteh: Overcoming blindness to be a lawyer in Ghana:
Have national and human interest issues to discuss? Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.
Source: Yen News