” Look at every downfall as an opportunity, provided you keep the faith”

This is the fifth blog-post from Nicolin Mamuya, the first ESOMAR Foundation scholarship in South Africa.

October has been a busy month, just as September was. I wrote my second semester tests and had an influx of assignments to complete. No one warned me about University. Anyway, the tests went well, I think the only subject I should be concerned about is Logistics. That subject has had many of us in tears but I will conquer. I believe in myselfJ.

On the first weekend of October my cousins and aunt came to South Africa. One of my cousins is getting married in November and so she came to look for a dress and a few other things for the wedding. It was good to have family around and I managed to squeeze in a shirt or two from their shopping so I definitely enjoyed myself.

Lately, I’ve been undertaking a personal quest. I’m curious to know how much I can learn about myself. I want to explore myself and also practice positivity as a daily routine. People always commend me for how strong I am to even muster up the motivation to carry on with life after the tragedy with my mom. I don’t think I would’ve been as emotionally strong if my mom did not expose me to TD Jakes Ministries. TD Jakes always preaches about looking at every downfall as an opportunity, provided you keep the faith. I still think I have a long way to go before I fully heal but I am willing to go the extra mile. I want to learn to be fully secure with myself and also learn to accept that things happen and try to move on from it. I want to be happy and surround myself with everything blissful.


The scholarship awarded to Nicolin was sponsored by SSI and in collaboration with SAMRA.

If you want to support the ESOMAR Foundation and people like Nicolin in having the opportunity to study and pursuing a career in market research…participate the to ESOMAR Foundation charity prize draw today!