Athenkosi Dyoli
About

Bio:

Athenkosi Dyoli is an aspiring Nuclear Physicist at the University of Cape Town. Through hard work he thrived at Wynberg Boys’ and matriculating with an A aggregate. His mantra is “I’m proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up ” by Oral Hershiser, as he has had to work hard throughout his teenage years to free himself from the gripping claws of Poverty and make sure that he gets educated.

Title:

‘What are you doing?’

Summary:

‘What are you doing?’ This is a question I will return to as I tell my story, which starts off the way so many stories have started in this country. I was born to a teenage mother in a remote village in the Eastern Cape and my early years were full of challenges including poverty, under-resourced schools and family tragedy. However through a strong support network, personal resolve and an unexpected life-changing opportunity, I stand before you, an aspiring first year Physics student at UCT on full scholarship with a unique opportunity like this one.

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