Begging to study in the UK

2014-10-28 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG graduate has taken to the streets to beg in the hope that she can change the world.

Anthropology honours graduate Thenjiwe Mswane is planning to make the world a better place and has been begging in Hilton and near the Pavilion shopping centre to do so.

Mswane (24) graduated from Rhodes University with her honours in anthropology and a bachelor of social sciences in politics, anthropology and legal studies and a postgraduate LLB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Mswane said after she had completed her studies at Rhodes, she travelled to the United Kingdom and began working for an organisation called One Billion Rising. The organisation strives to eradicate the abuse of women and Mswane was quickly appointed the co-ordinator for South Africa.

As Mswane spent time working with abused woman and listening to their stories, she felt she did not understand the full extent of abuse.

“I felt like I did not have a global perspective of woman abuse. I was constantly in contact with female mutilation victims and child marriages, and we don’t see this in South Africa,” said Mswane.

Mswane spoke to her boss and said that if she was going to make a real difference in the world, she would need a better understanding of the human rights issue happening around the globe.

“I am hoping to start my masters in England next year in an MA in diplomacy, international law and human rights,” said Mswane.

As this course is not offered in South Africa, Mswane said she would have to go overseas to fulfil her dream of helping women in South Africa and all over the globe.

Mswane keeps a regular vlog (video blog) and welcomes people who are interested in her cause to have a look. Find it at fundingfortj.tumblr.com.

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