From zero to hero with God
Sihle Sibiya is a 22- year- old from a place called koMbuzi in KwaNongoma, she is doing her second year in BCom Accounting at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Sihle believes that she has been through a lot of things no girl her age has ever been through.
“I got my child when I was 15 that was 2014, I had to drop out of school because I had no one to take care of my child. I had to live with being called different painful words at home by my grandmother, reminding me how much of a disappointment I was” said Sibiya
Sihle is an orphan, she lives with her grandparents. She also mentions that she hated school with her whole heart
“The father of my child abandoned us, the neighbors spoke to my grandmother, telling her that she has to take care of my son so that I can go back to school. She refused, simply because she dies nit like being told what to do but she had a chance of heart and I went back to school”
Her aura is one to wish for, she is so passionate about everything that she says and she also claims it.
“When I went back to school, I took away the mentality of hating school and looked and my background and took all the negative words they have said about me and used it as a motivation. I was now on top of my class getting all my subjects with straight A’s, I knew what I wanted and where I was going” added Sibiya
Sihle got to matric and passed with three distinctions, in Business Studies, Accounting and IsiZulu. Then got accepted at UKZN for BCom Accounting.
“Sihle is one of the top students in our class, she helps us every time we need help and she is very determined” said Nonhlahla Zulu who is Sihle’s classmate
“I was so afraid of Durban but when I got here my life changed for the better, I have been getting distinctions ever since we started and I am a tutor, the little money that I get from being a tutor I make sure that I send it home” said the 22-year-old
Sihle was motivated by the hurtful words they used to say to her when she got her child but she did not let that bring her down instead it gave her more power, she is currently a tutor, a motivational speaker and she is still raising funds for her orphanage.
I was amazed by how strong she is for her age, I was also motivated that there is so much I can do, what am I waiting for. I trust that she is still going to inspire a lot of girls because most of them fall pregnant at a young age and think that it is the end of the world for them but Sihle is here to tell them otherwise.