Domestic worker graduates with BA degree in Psychology

A domestic worker is inspiring the nation after graduating with a BA degree in Psychology!


Western Cape, South Africa – 34-year-old Annamore Mabhii has achieved her dream of getting her degree in Psychology while overcoming many obstacles along the way.

Annamore or Anna as she likes to be known has faced leaving Zimbabwe to become a South African refugee, working as a domestic employee to make ends meet and helping her 4-year-old with his Cancer treatments all while studying to better her circumstances.

Adri Hugo posted the story to her Facebook to celebrate the amazing achievement.

“Annamore Mabhii, or Anna, my faithful domestic worker since 2011, received her BA degree in Psychology tonight. 

She is such an inspiration in my life! I have so much respect for her. She is humble, hardworking and conscientiously and treats everyone with respect. She is a mother of 3 and her youngest (now four years old) has been diagnosed in March 2018 with cancer. He has had 2 massive brain operations and is still busy recovering. Through all of these difficult circumstances, she still worked at me, took care of her family and achieved her degree, without complaining one day.

May God bless her.” 

And the post has inspired everyone who has seen it.

Bevin Cornelius posted: “What a positive attitude and the Will to succeed can do! Well Done and May My Good Lord bless her even to greater heights.”

Dawn Delport added: “Congratulations Anna just shows hard work pays off, in the end, all the late nights the assignments that have to be in before their deadlines. YOU DID IT!!!!! All the best for your future plans and may you continue to be an inspiration to everyone you meet. May God bless you and your family and heal your baby.” 

Luella Esterhuizen said: “Wow fantastic well done, just shows where there is a will there is a way even in her very drastic circumstances, certainly more than what I could handle, well done.”

Speaking to News24, Adri says her family owe Annamore a debt of gratitude.

“Despite Ryan’s illness and her family’s tough financial circumstances, Anna is always smiling. She has three children and still managed to complete a degree. There’s no chore that’s beneath her. She taught us about diligence, focus and humility.” 

But Anna is not stopping here… she has her sights set on working as a counsellor and has already registered to complete her honours degree!

Congratulations Anna on being such a positive force and inspiration to so many!

Sources: Facebook | News24 
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