Mrs Elsje Beyers refers to herself as “the link that puts the students on the path to a better life”. With 18 years of assisting students with, among other things, career guidance and university applications, that link is quite considerable.
“I always want to prepare the students for what they will face because they have so many obstacles to overcome. It is a culture shock when any student from any culture comes to Stellenbosch University, even more so for disadvantaged students from rural areas, and it is important for me to be a facilitator to help the student fit in on campus, and to guide them to make informed choices.”
The mother of four says the tenacity and endurance that these students show is inspiring.
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