- Despite losing her mum at the tender age of five and having to sponsor herself to the higher institution, Sharon Mbabazi has finally graduated from the university
- Sharon who made bricks to pay her tuition fees in school graduated from the Mutesa 1 Royal University
- She has been celebrated on social media for proving to the world that no matter what one goes through in life, success is achievable
A young lady identified as Sharon Mbabazi has been celebrated on social media as she graduated from Mutesa 1 Royal University after sponsoring herself with the money she made from brick-making.
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According to Elphas, Sharon lost her mum at the tender age of five, and in pursuit of her dream, she started making bricks as a way of earning a living.
The young man's post read in part:
"She is a living proof that persistance (sic) and determination alone are omnipotent. Truly, there is absolute power in determination!!"
Elphas shared two photos of the young lady. One was a selfie Sharon took when working to eke out a living. The other photo shows her in a graduation gown after dropping the undergraduate pen. Her excitement in the second photo was indescribable.
It wasn't easy for Sharon
Speaking with Legit.ng's Tunde Ososanya, Sarah said her schoolmates used to mock her because of her torn uniform, stockings and shoes, adding that they never wanted to be her friends because of her status.
In her words:
"My village mates mocked me for being home because of school fees default, they used to call us poor because of our nearly falling house made out of soil. These made me work even harder just to show them that I can change my life and that of my family too. And indeed it happened."
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Sharon said there were times she was disappointed because of the mockery and the hard work which wasn't yielding enough income.
"People could take my bricks and fail to pay me. But I looked at my background and swore never to give up"
Sharon own a furniture store
The young lady now owns a furniture store and gives jobs to jobless youths and teaches them how to start their own business.
She urged people to keep on working hard and never give up, saying it is in their hands to give themselves the change they desire.
Many are inspired by the post on LinkedIn
Oladimeji Ige said:
"Nothing is impossible."
Richard Ssesanga (Anderson) commented:
Dr. Solomon Uviase wrote:
Ntsako Emmah Mogatosi said:
"I think even when she was a brick maker, she was making it, she was excelling in it, every corner is success when you love it, I encourage education but it’s not the only source of “making it“."
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Lady who graduated with 1st class bags scholarship for masters in US
In other news, a young Nigerian lady identified as Sarah Oladejo has taken to social media to celebrate her win after bagging a full-ride scholarship for her master's degree in computational biology at the University of Alabama, United States.
Taking to her LinkedIn page to make the disclosure, Oladejo who graduated from the Lagos State University (LASU) with a first class said she was selected for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship.
In her words:
"I was selected for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship for a Masters in Canada and a Graduate Assistantship as well as a Fellowship for my Master's degree in the United States of America. Allow me to introduce to you a Graduate Scholar and Fellow at the University of Alabama, USA going for a Master's degree in Computational Biology on a full-ride scholarship."