S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
As a child I enjoyed science and I loved to take toys apart and build things. My physics teacher in high school instilled a love for this subject. Maths was just a by-the-way and I cannot say that I had any love for this subject. In Grade 10 I looked up to a student by the name of Jiten and he excelled in Maths and I wanted to be as smart as he was.
I attended Northern Cape High School which is a dual medium school in Kimberley. There are approximately 1500 pupils at this urban school. Sports and culture was an integral part of schooling and there was much competition in these arenas. The diversity of the school made it special.
I have a keen interest in the health sciences and having been witness to much medical complications amongst close family members, I decided to pursue this degree.
Never forget where you came from and focus on the journey ahead. Keep in mind that great work is memorable and leaves an impression in the minds of others and in society whereas good work leaves room for improvement. It is important to strike a balance between work and play and know that education is more than just a degree.
Yes, the greatest challenge was not understanding and following through and I always sought help if needed or made an extra effort to sacrifice my time to go over the work on weekends. Being Head Boy was a constraint on my time because I had to arrange lots of social functions and fundraising projects.
Nelson Mandela inspires me because, despite all the adversity he encountered in his life, his determination and forgiving nature enabled him to become an astounding and respectable leader, one whom many people look up to.
Completing my 6th year in medicine.