A 60-year-old South African house help has served as a source of inspiration to many on how a determined person can achieve their dreams no matter how long it takes, Siggy reports.
The elderly woman recently bagged a Bachelor in Business Management (BBM) and it was a proud moment for her.
Sonwabile Spayidile, a South African Twitter user shared the story of the maid turned graduate, on the micro-blogging platform.
He shared photos of the sexagenarian in her work outfit and another in her graduation gown as she held onto her certificate.
The woman’s achievement was a cause to celebrate and netizens did not hesitate to congratulate her, Siggy.ng reveals.
Reacting, @MafReshho wrote; Mama has achieved what she always wanted to…so proud of her .. there are so many battles in this thing called life, she could have just easily lost interest and moved on but No, she did what she had always wanted to do. She won
@KhakhathiNyengi; How clever of her. She will get a job and immediately retire and eat her pension. We thought Thought balloon.
@SebzHama; It’s an inspiration for people to see you can achieve anything if you put your mind and work towards to it. The retirement age in Mzansi is 60yrs for women. That degree can then be used to run her own business one day. I believe this was a personal goal to say I did it.
@MrBashele; Knowledge is power, the time a person stops learning, for me is as good as dead. I’m inspired
@og_papi; She also wanted to show the young ones, nothing is impossible, so excellent motivation right there, a real #WCW #Womandla Raised fist degree or certificate she did it.
@manjara47; I showed my mom this, telling her that she can still get that law degree she has always wanted. She just said ay that another G63 where is she going to work
@VelemseniVilane; Congrats… Some saying it’s too late, but Gogo has achieved something that some of them can never achieve in their lifetime. Not everything in life is about money,… some of our dreams are not for sale.