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Friday, 02 November 2018 16:28

Donate to Help Young Promising Female Geotech from Lesotho Graduate!

We have a very special message today from a young, promising geotechnical engineer who is unable to receive her diploma due to university fees.


Malitlhare Mapola is from Lesotho and without the diploma, she cannot get a work permit in South Africa. She has already met all the academic requirements and is also a finalist of the Barry van Wyk Award, an annual award to the author of the best final year dissertation on a geotechnical topic at a South African University.

She is already on her way to becoming a promising young engineer. The amount that she needs is modest, an amount of R20539 (~$1400 USD). We know that the geotechnical family is generous and supportive of our worldwide family.

Please spread this message. Thank you in advance.

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Please read below her personal message:

"My name is Malitlhare Mapola. In December 2017 I completed my studies towards a BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Unfortunately,outstanding tuition fees of R20539 (≈1400 USD) have prevented me from graduating to date.

At the moment I am based in my home country Lesotho, where the job market is fairly limited, especially for someone who hasn’t graduated yet. The degree would enable me to obtain a South African work permit and therefore access a job market with greater opportunities. My attempts to raise funds in order to settle the fees have not been successful thus far. So I would highly appreciate your support to this cause.

I am currently a finalist for an award to the best geotechnical undergraduate investigational project in South Africa during the 2017 academic year. The South African Geotechnical Division will announce the winner in November 2018. I am also working via email with my research partner and my supervisor to report our findings in a paper that we will submit to the 19th African Regional Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. I trust that with your help I will be able to continue contributing not only to the engineering community, but to society at large. Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you cannot contribute to my cause, may I please ask you to forward this profile to someone who may be able to contribute?

Best wishes from Lesotho,



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