I was born into a middle class family. My childhood was great. I had 2 brothers and 2 sisters, one of which was my twin.

I matriculated and enrolled for a national diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. My first year went well with all the support I received from my family, but the joy was cut short when my father passed away the following year. It was in 2001 and I was 19 years old. Suffering began and with no financial support, I had to choice but to stop studying and began job hunting. I managed to find a job. I now, was the only person who was financially supporting my family and providing for them was my motivation for working hard.

Life was great until the day my twin passed away. I remember the day as if it was yesterday. It was the most painful day of my life, for I lost my better half – my beloved twin sister. It was 2003 and we were 21 years old. My sister was working in Namibia the time she got sick. She did not have a medical aid and she was also not a permanent resident and therefore when she got really ill, they expedited her back to Zimbawe. We couldn’t say goodbye to her, she was not aware of what was going on around her. She passed away 2 days later. We learned that she passed from yellow jaundice

After being able to save some funds, I completed my National diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. With no internships available and having no real world experience, I did not manage to find employment. In 2008 I decided to move to South Africa. I worked as a bar tender and to be honest, that was very dark days for me. I could not wait to get out of that situation and I know I had to do something to find better employment.

I did my A+ & N+ and then got a job as a PC Technician. That day, my life changed. I went on to get married and we now have 3 kiddo’s and one on the way!

I realized with my family expanding, I need to study further. My friend referred me to MasterGrade IT and I’m currently studying my CCNA. I’m working towards becoming a Network Engineer. My experience at MGIT has been amazing. The staff is humble, the environment is conducive and I’m truly impressed. I really want to help the youth by sharing my knowledge with others that may not be as fortunate as I am. With the skills I’m learning at MGIT daily, I will most certainly be able to do so. I’m excited for my future.