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Ajesta Khalanga approached his local Facebook community group to ask for a job as a gardener so he could save over the holidays to pay his registration fees.


Ajesta Khalanga needed money to pay for his 2019 registration fees. He reached out to the I Love Randburg community group on Facebook. Instead of asking for the money, he asked for a job so he could save up the money himself.

He described himself as hardworking and passionate, willing to do any kind of job required. He even offered to send through his CV to any potential employers.

“I am currently looking for garden boy piece job to raise money for registration fee for 2019 preferably around Midrand and Randburg. I am a 23-year-old young man, second-year bachelor of education student with the University of South Africa (UNISA).”

His initial post didn’t get much interaction so he posted a second time. The second post was seen by a few people who offered to share his plea for work. It seems that post paid off because Ajesta posted a third time to let everyone know he had been sponsored the fees he needed.

“I am writing this post to say thank you to this group and everybody who took their time and money to help me raise money for my varsity registration through sharing my post. Today I am happy to inform you that I have successfully registered for my second year ( bachelor of education). Guys, I can’t imagine where I would be now if it wasn’t your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

The simple post reached right into peoples hearts and inspired them to help a future teacher in need. Ajesta is still looking for small jobs to help carry him through his first semester but is more hopeful now thanks to the good deeds of those around him.

People are truly inspired by his dedication to his education and have been wishing him luck for his next phase of studies. He was even offered the opportunity to be a tutor, a line of work that will not only pay well during his studies but look good on his CV when he starts applying for teaching jobs.

Good luck. Well done on wanting a better future. With this attitude, the world will be your oyster” – Christine Coppa

“You deserve success” – Lorna Potgieter-Rossetti

What a happy ending at the start of this new year!

Sources: Facebook – I Love Randburg
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