Feb 09
One-on-one with 2014 Live the Dream winner Lenia

Lenia.jpgStudents who register with Rosebank College stand a chance to become winners of the Live the Dream competition. Simply tell us in 10 words what your dream career is and you could be well on your way to making it a reality. A winner will be selected on each campus, so make sure you are in the running. Competition ends 29 February 2016. The winner will be announced in March 2016. Register for Live the Dream here http://bit.ly/1nZREZY

Name: Lenia 

Surname: Marobola 

Age: 19

Location: Roodekop

Campus: Braamfontein campus ​

How did winning live the dream change your life?

I wasn't worried about my fees, I was able to pay more attention to my studies. It made my 1st year experience easier, and I was also able to view my results without worrying about payments not being made. At home I was able to get almost anything I wanted because my dad didn't pay for my fees, he only paid for my sister's fees and for my little brother's transport because he goes to a public school.

What are you studying?

IIE Bachelor of Business Administration. I'm currently in my final 3rd year.

What was your reaction when you found out you won?

I didn't have class that day, so was at home cleaning on that day. My mom was equally shocked when she saw my reaction. I couldn't believe it, I was ecstatic, I screamed, I almost cried. It was my sister who persuaded me to enter the competition when I came to register. Everybody was so happy especially my mom. My dad was also very happy he couldn't stop smiling. I screamed.​

What did you win?

  •     a one year full tuition bursary to study at Rosebank College up to the value of R25 000
  •     a R4 000 wardrobe voucher
  •     a cellphone voucher to the value of R5 000
  •     airtime voucher to the value of R2 000
  •     movie tickets to the value of R1 000

How has it been studying at Rosebank College?

It's been great, everything is in order, the staff and the people are helpful, they are nice, whatever you need you get, the lecturers are also nice and very helpful.

When do you graduate?

I graduate next year because I finish this year.

What are your plans for after you graduate?

I was hoping to further my studies but need to secure employment first, and maybe study through part time if all goes well. I would like to pursue a career in marketing. I know!

Would you encourage students to enter live the dream?

Yes I would definitely, because it will make your life a lot easier. You get clothes, so you don't need to worry about not fitting in, you get airtime, a new phone. It will also help your parents and allow them to pay for other household stuff without worrying about your fees.

You never know you could be the next Live the Dream winner. I would just like to say thank you, I am truly grateful Rosebank College for choosing me in 2014.

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Written by Karabo Keepile