Born in Africa stimulates social and educational development in children, striving to create economically self-sustainable adults

Born in Africa stimulates social and educational
development in children, striving to create economically
self-sustainable adults

Zanda Gigi

Tertiary Institution: University of the Western Cape in Cape Town

Field of study: 3-year B A degree

Zanda Gigi was raised in Kurland Village, The Crags. She went to move in with her granny when she was a little girl, as her mother could not take care of her due to personal reasons. Growing up in a household with a total number of 5 women taught Zanda how to be independent one day and that a woman can certainly stand proud without relying on a man. Something which is often still frowned upon in our society.
She has just enrolled successfully at the University of the Western Cape in Town to commence a 3 year BA degree. Her first choice was to study Law, but due to limited spaces, she was accepted for the Bachelor of Arts degree where she has managed to choose modules to assist her in the future when changing over to a law degree. Zanda’s attended an Afrikaans high school, her university lectures are all in English and her home language is Xhosa, so we take our hat off to this young lady and wish her all the success in the world!