Life has not always been roses for 29-year old Bongiwe Sibanyoni, who recently graduated at Witwatersrand with a Degree in Media Studies and Anthropology.
“Tough situations have made me who I am.
I remember when I had to move from Bethal to Gauteng Vosloorus because my mom got sick and had to stay with my father’s family.
Things got tough to a point where I had to quit school for two full years, but because I knew what I wanted in life and was determined to get it, I went back to school to finish off my Grade 11 and matric.”
Bongiwe passed her matric with flying colours and enrolled to study Social Work at the University of Johannesburg, but due to financial reasons she was forced to drop out.
After some time she enrolled with Wits University for a Degree in Media Studies and Anthropology.
“I fell in love with Media Studies and Anthropology because of how the whole course is structured.
Anthropology teaches us why things are the way they are and it also teaches about culture.
To me that’s very interesting”.
When Bongiwe was busy looking for a job, she discovered that she can go and teach English in Asian countries and that is when she applied for a teaching job in South Korea.
“I went for an interview and was successful, I signed a two-year contract.
I am so happy to have finally graduated and soon I will be going to South Korea to teach English.
Though life have been tough,
I made it against all odds”.
Bongiwe’s future plans include continuing with her studies.
Seskhona Team wishes Bongiwe all the best with her new journey that she is about to embark on.