Nomthandazo Silungile Mbatha

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My family doesn’t have much but my grandmother always took care of us and made me the woman I am today.

I graduated in 2018 in Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. I’ve always wanted to study medicine, Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery was my first choice and B Pharmacy was my second choice.

I had only applied through CAO (Central Applications Office) because the other universities required an NBT test and I didn’t have money to pay for it and to go there, so, unfortunately, I received a text message that MBBCh at UKZN was full but luckily I had already received pharmacy offer hence I am doing B Pharm.

UYDF did not only change my financial situation but also my mentality and my mindset. Allowing me to be the best version of myself, the bursary included food allowance, book allowance as well as holiday work salary, and only require us to go and serve in our communities. I am truly grateful to have such an amazing bursary.