Vukile Ncango is a North-West University graduate who has worked determinedly to achieve his dreams. He started his #MyNWU journey on the 20th of January 2020 and for him it has been a trip around the sun as it cultivated his drive to believe in greatness and change the game for township boys like him.
He was born and bred in a township called Itsoseng (well known as Tlebebe) and growing up he had a keen interest in helping others. He then joined the Soul Buddyz, a club that works with children and adults to create a platform that promotes real action for children’s health and wellbeing. It is through the programme that he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in Psychology. Enrolling at the NWU, he was delighted by how the university introduced him to different programs from leadership to supplemental instruction (SI) which enabled him to mentor others.
Facing the loss of his father was undoubtedly one of the most difficult trials he encountered during his studies. After his father’s passing, he found himself grappling with how to navigate his academic responsibilities. Thankfully, it was through the compassionate support of the Centre of Teaching and Learning that he was able to find solace. Attending SI sessions and receiving tutoring became instrumental in not only helping him cope but also in empowering him to achieve his goals.
Vukile expressed his admiration for the vibrant student culture at NWU, believing that it played a crucial role in shaping him as a well-rounded individual. Embracing a holistic approach, he actively promotes diversity in all aspects of life. The skills imparted by NWU has equipped him to adapt to diverse environments and advocate for inclusivity.
“This comprehensive nature of NWU enabled me to perceive the world through a psychological lens on occasion and I firmly believe in the potential of humans to overcome present challenges and thrive. One’s past does not define and or limit your potential for personal growth.” said Vukile.
Vukile lives by the African proverb “Maleka ga se makgona, makgona ke maboeletsa” translated to English “you can try for the first time and fail but if you keep on trying you will end up making it”.
He is a proud #NWUEagle who believes that his degree has opened doors for him of which he is very excited for, currently completing his BHSc Honours in Psychology and hope to do his MHSc in Psychology the next year at the NWU.
Congratulations Vukile, we wish you well with your future endeavours.
Continue to soar above the rest!