Nationality: South African
Home Language: English, Afrikaans and Brazilian
Programme: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology
Start Year: 2016
Previous School: Durbanville High School
Local City: Pinehurst
My name is Joshua, I am 21 years old. I was born in Brazil, I have a South African mother and a Brazilian father. I have lived in South Africa for most of my life. I have travelled to many countries, however, because my parents are missionaries. I choose to study Psychology because of my love for people and helping people, especially the youth, I feel that there are many young people that need help but are often afraid to reach out for help. So I want to reach out to them and help them. I am doing this degree for the tools and wisdom that I will gain from it, which I will then use for the benefit of those around me, the people who are in need of help. I would also like to make a living from being able to help others flourish and grow in their lives.
I hope to impact my society, help create a healthier society that is able to realise that they have the tools within themselves to overcome their struggles and difficulties. In doing this I hope to help build a society that is empowered to bring positive change in what ever area they are in.
I have two younger siblings aged 14 and 7 years old. I am fluent in English, Afrikaans and Portuguese. My family and I have been exposed to many different cultures and this has made me culture intelligent.
I am currently a waiter at a well-known restaurant, it has been a great platform for me to learn about people.
Personally, my dream is not to achieve a higher education, my dream continues further than the degree that I will obtain. The degree is merely a foundation that I can build on.