It has taken me many hard, tough years to get where I am today and my story continues.
My story is not very different to those who grew up in the same area as I did. I was born and grew up in Maseru, Lesotho. Growing up was not easy. I’m not talking about poverty, I’m sure most people are aware that it’s a very rural area and upbringing. I’m talking about the fact that an 8 year old child had to step up and take care of his siblings. Become the parent in the home.
My mom got very ill when I was 8 years old and suddenly I had to step up and be the parent. I have 3 siblings. One Sister and Two Brothers. Tough, is an understatement. Through feeding schemes, I met Nuns from a church that worked in our community. They got to learn our situation and helped me, to help my family. Little did I know, that those Nuns would make such a big impact on my life.
They (the nuns) introduced me to an American organization who provides financial support for poor African families/homes. I met with them and they were able to assist me with sponsorships to put me through school.
I had the intention to study to become a Medical Doctor. Why a Doctor you might ask? I have no idea? That’s just what popped up in my head. Unfortunately that did not work out for me. After that idea failed, I realized that I’ve always been interested in IT, but didn’t do anything about that at that stage.
Last year October my sister got married and our sponsors flew down for the event. At the wedding they asked me what I wanted to do next. I told them I would like to study IT, more specifically, IT Security. They gave me the go ahead and so my search started. After some research, I decided on MasterGrade IT. I must say, what a welcoming and supportive team. I can really only say good things about them.
I plan on continuing my studies a bit more and then start putting my feelers out for job opportunities once done.
When I look back, I’m proud of how far I’ve come and I’m excited for what the future holds for me.