Nationality: South African
Home Language: English, Afrikaans and Brazilian Portuguese
Programme: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology
Start Year: 2016
Previous School: Durbanville High School
Local City: Duynefontein
My name is Joshua Douw Veloso, I am 23 years old and Married to Desire Stone-Veloso. 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 due to the fact that 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 the wisdom that it will provide me, which I will then use for the benefit of those around me, those 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 realize 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 whatever area or circumstance that they might find themselves in.
I have two younger siblings aged 16 and 9 years old. I am fluent in English, Afrikaans and Portuguese. My family and I have been exposed to various different cultures which are amazing due to the fact that it has given me a great level of CQ (Cultural Intelligence).
Currently, I am working full time at a company called Pinnacle Marketing who provides cellphone insurance for big companies such as MTN and Woolworths. I began working full-time so that I would be able to provide for me and Desire, I have thus divided my third-year into two years so that I would be able to work full-time and study part-time.
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.