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My name is Buntu April. I am an education student in Cape town at the Cape Peninsula University of technology. I want to be an Educational psychologist once I finish my degree and teach for a couple of years. This is my first year in this course and I very much love it.

In 2017 I was doing my first year at a university in the Eastern Cape but and was funded by NSFAS. Unfortunately for me, I did not realise I was enrolled in the wrong degree because I did not see myself at the time, I was still in process of transitioning from high school to university, depressed and feeling homesick every day.

Eventually when the results came out, I find out I did not do well. I tried to pick in the following year (2018) but my depression got stronger because I wasn’t enjoying what I’m doing.

Fast forward to 2019, I enrolled at CPUT for my Education degree but only to find out NSFAS WILL NOT FUND ME. Now at the time Ii had already registered. They said it was because of my previous performance and I should have applied again for this year if I wanted to be funded again because I’m in another institution doing a different degree. What I knew was that I did not have to re-apply since I’m already on the system. Now my is that I’m dependent on NSFAS since 2017.

My mother stopped working in 2017 because she developed a sickness and by doctor’s order she could not carry on. She said she will work until I finish matric so that NSFAS will take over. Now I’m even struggling with food at the student residence I’m living in but I want to start selling perfumes to make that go away just that capital has been scarce.

The main reason i wrote this organisation is because of the teaching practice I have coming up in July up until August. I do not have proper clothes for a student teacher and I will need transport money from where I’m based to the school I’ll be doing my practise in.

I NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE. It is very painful listening to other students plan their outfits for the practice whilst I have only two pants. R3800 would cover everything I need. I will use R600 to start the perfume business.

Thank you for listening to my story.

I will apply for NSFAS in September when applications open for 2020, hopefully they clear out this year’s R50k+ debt.

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