Khetsiwe is 21 years old and is in her second year of university studying Physiology and Biochemistry. She has aspirations to continue her education after university to receive a PhD with a focus on Research in Disease, it is her fascination with the human body which has inspired her in this.
For Khetsiwe education is a promise of being able to take care of not only herself, but of her two brothers as well. It means that she will be able to get a job and work to pay back the community that has done so much for her.
Khetsiwe was placed at El Shaddai when she was nine after both of her parents passed away. Having been a part of the El Shaddai community for more than half her life, it has played a significant role in her life from community to nutrition to education. Without El Shaddai Khetsiwe doesn’t know where she’d be now. She attributes her educational success to the gracious support of her El Shaddai family and supporters through (Compassionate Life Foundation) and Mark Allen through (Faith Ministries International).
Having been in a place of malnutrition Khetsiwe understands the importance of nutrition. Her past malnutrition is also where her fascination with the human body stems. She plans to help other children who are unable to get the food that they need just as she was helped. Her belief is that with nutrition and education she can offer other children the chance at a better life. Combining her studies with her desires to help children who cannot feed themselves opens up endless possibilities in how she might help others.
Through Compassionate Life Foundation and their sponsors, Khetsiwe has been supported through her first two years of university, if you’d like to support Khetsiwe's dream for furthering all the teens here at El Shaddai's education, you can do so by donating to the Oikos/university/college fund.
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