Miss World South Africa 2018, Thulisa Keyi, shares her passion for education, which, she says is the foundation of the success one wants
Speaking at the Cell C Girl media launch, 26-year-old Bcomm accounting graduate and charted accountant student, Thulisa Keyi shares why she’s using her platform to advocate for education for young South Africans:
I am passionate about education because it has had a tremendous impact on my life and it has afforded me many opportunities and advantages that I know every young person can attain as well. As a young girl from Mdansane, the second biggest township in South Africa I had my fair share of challenges and the best way I knew, early on, how to rise above them was through education. I worked very hard at school and got six distinctions in matric, which afforded me different scholarships. That is how I managed to get to the University of Cape Town. There I completed my Bcomm Accounting as well as my honours. In 2016 I moved to Johannesburg, where I am doing my articles with one of the ‘big four’ audit firms because I aim to be a charted accountant. I am passionate about education because it has shaped me to being the person that I am today. I always apply Nelson Mandela’s quote, which states, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.’ With that said, I understand the importance of having the right resources and support to help you achieve what you set your mind to. I advise every young girl to make use of the resources that the Cell C Girl platform has given them.
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