32.8 C
Nigeria
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Young African Lady who worked as a farmer enrols in university, graduates as a Chemical Engineer, bags PhD

A brilliant young Lady from South Africa named Thandi Princess Ngxongo has grown from being a farmer to becoming an award-winning Chemical Engineer.

Thandi Princess Ngxongo was born and raised on a farm along Mooi River, South Africa. She worked as an assistant to her parent on the farm and gained an interest in chemical Engineering while around cars and other machinery. Despite her local background, Thandi Princess Ngxongo gained an interest in cars and the industry and therefore decided to follow the path of her passion.

“I grew up as a kid playing in worn and ragged cars which were filled up with petrol and oil smell. I quickly developed an instinct for cars and the oil industry. I yearned for success in the male-dominated business,” said Dr Thandi Princess Ngxongo.

She enrolled at the Durban University of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering. She thereafter joined the petroleum industry working with refineries and other oil companies.

Join any of these WhatsApp Groups to receive Scholarship alerts on WhatsApp

Dissatisfied by the gender-based inequalities and injustices in the petroleum sector, Thandi Princess Ngxongo enrolled for a Master’s in Business Administration and thereafter, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2022 with a research focus on women empowerment.

At Scholarship Region, we keep track of Scholarship opportunities around the world to inform and remind you whenever they are available. We share a lot of opportunities in our WhatsApp group, join the group using THIS LINK to explore these opportunities.

Several scholarship opportunities are ongoing in Europe, USA, UK and Canada to explore. Here are some ongoing scholarships you should check out;

2O22 ONGOING SCHOLARSHIPS

Step-by-Step Guide For NNPC/Shell Petroleum Scholarship Application 2021

APPLY: 2023 NNPC/SPDC Joint Venture University Scholarship For Young Nigerians

0
NNPC/SPDC Joint Venture University Scholarship is an initiative of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SPDC /TEPNG/AGIP Joint Venture)...
Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarships

Study-In-Brunei: 2023 Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarships for International Students

0
Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarships is available for foreign students to study at University of Brunei Darussalam , Islam Sultan Sharif Ali University ,...
Romania Government Scholarships

Study-In-Romania: 2023 Romania Government Scholarships for International Students

0
The Romania Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers Scholarships to foreign citizens to study for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral Degrees for the...
Chinese Government Scholarship

Study-In-China: 2023 Chinese Government Scholarship Program for International Students

0
Chinese Government Scholarship Program offers a fully funded scholarship covering tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend and comprehensive medical insurance and can be taken in any university/higher institution...

Dr Thandi Princess Ngxongo has won several awards and recognition for her contributions to the oil and gas sector. In 2022, she was nominated among Global Award Winners as a Powerful Woman in the oil and gas sector.

On her academic achievement, Ngxongo said: “I have this overwhelming deep gratitude and a sense of accomplishment. I embarked on this journey for self-fulfilment and to contribute to a body of knowledge.”

She said she really believes in self and community development and is currently the Head and CEO of uThandekile Foundation – an organisation she uses for community development projects aimed at uplifting and empowering women and the youth in South Africa.

Her life moto to never stop learning has seen her enrolling for an international business leadership programme. ‘I believe in empowering myself and contributing to the body of knowledge. If I am to remain relevant as a businesswoman I need to keep learning every day,’ she added.

Scholarship Reminder

Never miss a Scholarship Opportunity. Set a Reminder now to receive Alerts of Open Scholarships



Receive Scholarship Updates through our Social Media Channels:

FOLLOW US

1,331FansLike
175,708FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

MORE OPPORTUNITIES