Bcom Accounting graduate Ishrath Kalib is now doing her practical training as well as her Honours degree part time at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
“I would like to thank the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) for the endless support towards my studies, both financially and morally. Without the help of SANZAF and their tireless effort, I would not have been able to obtain my degree. I believe in giving back in many ways and Inshallah, help students like myself in the future.”
Successful Forensic Accounting major Talha Bakharia graduated from North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom- He describes the trials and tribulations of life as a student and elaborates the importance of having a vision.
“It took me 5 years to obtain my Honours Degree and I’ll never forget that moment when I failed my major- the pass rate was 50% and I needed 3%. My lecturer advised that I repeat the year,”
explains Bakharia who eventually graduated with an Honours Degree from North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom.
He adds that he appreciates his accomplishment more because, according to him, there was no “easy way out”.
Furthermore Bakharia first came to hear of SANZAF’s Education Empowerment Development (SEED) bursary programme by a family member who recommended him to apply for a SANZAF bursary.
“I know SANZAF aims to uplift and empower the Muslim youth so I applied for a bursary,”
says Bakharia, who believes that financial difficulty should never be an issue for students who are eager and willing to learn.
“People and organizations will assist you if you are determined to learn- so show it!”