A Shongamiti High School pupil who aced his Zimsec November 2020 ‘A’ Level examinations with straight As from a combination of four subjects has financial challenges standing between him and his tertiary dream.
Ronald Gwara, who lost his father when he was still 4 years old, has been struggling with his mother who is a farm worker.
Gwara completed his ‘O’ Level at Shongamiti High School in 2018 and managed to scoop six A's and three C's and took up a combination of Economics, Accounting, Business Studies and Mathematics at ‘A’ Level where he scored 20 points.
Gwara said he would like to study Accounting at university but his dream hangs in the balance as his mother’s earnings would not afford him a place at any institution of higher learning.
“It was a struggle throughout my primary and secondary studies. I lost my father when I was still young and my mother’s income was not enough even to sustain us with basics.
“My mother is my pillar as she toiled for me to complete my studies. The task ahead now would be so difficult for her because university is very expensive and from her salary it would be impossible,” said Gwara.
He said it would be unfair for him to give up on his dream because of financial challenges and called on well-wishers to come to his rescue.
“I really wish to go to university but from where I stand now it is very difficult unless someone comes to my rescue.
“I always hear that there are people who help with fees or scholarships to disadvantaged people like myself and I am pleading with them now to help me,” said Gwara.
Gwara stays with his grandmother while his mother labours in the fields.