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Fikile Mdletshe

SA WISE-Element 6 Scholarship recipient 2012

My name is Fikile Mdletshe from Kwa-Nongoma, a small town in Northern KZN. Next year I'm going to be studying BSc Honours in Metallurgy at the University of Pretoria majoring in Pyrometallurgy, a branch involving extracting metals from their ores at high temperatures. I thank SAWISE for giving me this opportunity to pursue my dream career having worked at the mines for 4 years I'm grateful I have finally found my true passion. I have always wanted to be a scientist, thanks to all my science teachers at Mlokothwa high school for helping me realise that. I hope to inspire other women to believe in themselves and know that nothing is impossible if you work hard and truly believe in yourself, God will touch wonderful organisations like SAWISE and companies like Element 6 to assist you. Let nothing stop you from becoming the woman you aspire to be least of all gender.