Kaltoema is an aspiring educator from Cape Town, who was, until six years ago a stay-at-home mom with no educational qualifications to her name.
Forced to give up her job at a young age and shift focus towards raising her children, Kaltoema chose to empower herself by pursuing self-development and life coaching courses.
Not wanting to simply preach to her children about the value of education, Kaltoema decided to serve as a living role model to them by returning to school at the age of 39, before finally achieving her matric qualification at 40.
Eager to study further but battling financial constraints, Kaltoema made the decision to approach SANZAF, who assessed the relevant criteria and determined that she qualified for financial assistance towards her Bachelor of Education degree through Unisa.
Now in the fourth and final year of her studies and confidently juggling her motherly responsibilities with her new educational objectives, Kaltoema is motivated by the saying “knowledge is power.”
“If you fail then it’s because you’ve chosen to fail and if you’ve succeeded and passed then it’s because you’ve chosen to do so,” she stated.