Graduate narrates how she attended class a week after giving birth

Graduate narrates how she attended class a week after giving birth

- A young woman, Sharon Mathevula, proved that you can succeed even as a young parent

- Sharon enrolled for her BTech mechanical engineering degree even though she was pregnant

- A week after giving birth, the dedicated new mom started attending classes and she has since bagged her degree

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Sometimes, things happen in life that derail our future plans. More often than not, people put aside their aspirations when they become new parents - after all, your entire life revolves around that little bundle of joy.

However, one lady, Sharon Mathevula, knew that in order to give her daughter the best life, she needed to work hard to get her degree.

On Saturday, October 10, Varsity World shared Sharon's inspiring story on Facebook. The post revealed the brainy beauty gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

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At first, she wanted to take a year off to spend time with her baby but she realised that studying was going to be hard whether or not she is a parent.

So, a week after having her little girl, Sharon started attending classes.

Graduate details how she attended class a week after giving birth
A young woman, Sharon Mathevula, opened up about juggling her studies and motherhood. Photo: Sharon Mathevula / Facebook.
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Today, the inspiring young mother is a graduate who holds a BTech degree in mechanical engineering.

It was hard at times and Sharon would often feel guilty about missing out on her baby's first couple of years of life but it was all worth it in the end.

She said:

"I would do assignment breastfeeding. It was not easy but I had my eyes on the prize. At some point I would drive from work straight to school only to get home while every one was sleeping. It used to hurt but I knew it was gonna be over."

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South Africans were inspired by her dedication and they applauded Sharon on working hard to give her daughter the best life.

Duma Somila commented:

"Kudos mommy, very well done sis."

Nozy Zoe Zito added:

"Congratulations. I get inspired every day by this page."

Tebogo Dire wrote:

"Congratulations sisi. Indeed inspirational."

Michael Towner said:

"Congratulations you are an inspiration with beauty and intelligence to mentor the next generation!"

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In other news, reported that a man, Jon Lyon, took to Twitter to share how he hustled to put himself through university.

Lyon took part in a social media challenge where he detailed how his life has changed over a couple of years.

He captioned the post:

"How it started vs how it is going. Hustle for university application fee 2012 vs 2016 UCT Alumni."

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