Living in a shack with his single, unemployed mother and sister kept him moving. He studied very hard, for he wanted to get out of such a harsh situation and to build his mom better home. Aaron Viriado Mokoena (18years) stays in Simile, Sabie, and attended Memezile Secondary school.
“At home, there is no television. My friends used to tease me about it, but it was worth it. I spent most of my time at my books and I also thank God that I come from a family in which no-one smokes nor drinks. My teachers at school said everything is achieved through education. That motivated me to study even harder.
I earned two distinctions, in Tourism and Life Science respectively. I aimed for six distinctions, and it breaks my heart not being successful. Anyway, I appreciate what I got. My God is awesome!” said Mokoena.
Mokoena wants to study for a degree in health sciences or accounting. He also applied to Wits University, the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria. Fortunately, he got an offer from Wits to study Accounting (CA) and UJ to study B.Com Accounting.
“My passion is to work with people and uplifting people’s lives. I think that’s my calling. So I’m praying that Sefako University accepts me for B.Cur then I will bridge to Medicine. I see myself in Hospital saving somebody’s life. That’s my dream.
My advice to the fellow students is procrastination is the thief of time. Do not delay to do your school work, cut the negative thinking. Be positive and be smart; you will achieve the best result at the end,” concluded Mokoena, former 2017 Memezile High School head boy.