A Ugandan woman has been celebrated on social media as she graduated from University after sponsoring herself with the money she made from brick-making.

In a LinkedIn post by Elphas Saizi, the woman, Sharon Mbabazi, bagged a degree in communications and proved to the world that persistence is key.

According to Saizi, Mbabazi lost her mum at the age of five and, in pursuit of her dream, turned to making bricks as a way to eke out a living.

Saizi’s post, in part, read: “She is a living proof that persistance (sic) and determination alone are omnipotent. Truly, there is absolute power in determination!!”

Elphas shared two photos of the young lady. One was a selfie Sharon took when working to eke out a living. The other photo shows her in a graduation gown after dropping the undergraduate pen.

Her excitement in the second photo was indescribable.

Responding to the news, Oladimeji Ige said: “Nothing is impossible.”

Richard Ssesanga (Anderson) commented: “Congratulations Sharon.”

Solomon Uviase wrote: “Congratulations dear.”

Ntsako Emmah Mogatosi said: “I think even when she was a brick maker, she was making it, she was excelling in it … I encourage education but it’s not the only source of ‘making it’.”

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