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Takunda Mundawarwo was over the moon when he got his university acceptance letter, but once he learned that as a Zimbabwean he didn’t qualify for financial support, he took things into his own hands, and his community helped!


Fish Hoek, South Africa (25 January 2021) – Takunda Mundawarwo is an inspiration to many. He is a brilliant young man with the chance to achieve all his dreams if given the opportunity. Takunda graduated from Fish Hoek High School in 2020 and is a highly decorated student.

Takunda was a prefect and deputy head and earned several accolades for his academic pursuits, including an Honour Blazer in 2020, Debater of the Year for both 2019 and 2020, Service full colours in 2019, Promotions committee team colours in 2019, and Debating half colours in 2019. Those are just a few of his recent accolades. He was also a top student in many of his subject studies, and all this led to him being accepted to the University of Cape Town to study Actuarial Science.

There was one catch, Takunda’s family could not cover his university fees, which meant his dream was close to faltering. He looked into other financial opportunities and found that he didn’t qualify for financial assistance due to being a Zimbabwean. He decided to launch a crowdfunding page as a way to collect the money needed to pay for his first year at university.

“It is both an honour as well as a dream come true to have been accepted at the University of Cape Town to study Actuarial Science. Since the death of my father in 2004, my incredible mother has raised my sister and I as a single parent. As a nurse, she has at times worked three jobs, seven days a week to provide for us, while fulfilling the roles of both mother and father.

As a Zimbabwean, I am disqualified from many of the available funding opportunities in South Africa and unfortunately, my family cannot afford the fees for my tertiary education. After exploring countless options, I have decided to create this campaign asking for your assistance. By contributing, you are helping me to pursue my dream of attending university so that I too can become a successful, professional person, helping to build the economy of this beautiful country and pay it forward one day.”

The first donation was made on the 13th of January 2021, and within just two weeks, Takunda’s fund had been fully funded. His dream will become a reality, and he can start his studies without worrying about the money.

You can check out his BackaBuddy crowdfund here if you would like to support his dreams even further.

Sources: BackaBuddy
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