Rose Cam

Born: Not given

Natal, South Africa

Date of interview: 20th July 2006

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So that affected your schooling?

It did. I used to go to school before ... in fact, when I was ten I left school to go and work and then went back the following year. And then left again and went ... But then I decided it was too much of a hassle, but, it just helped me that I was a quick learner and had a good memory and in fact the second time I left school, I left in Standard two and when I went back I didn't go back to Standard three or Standard two and they pushed me straight to Standard five. And ... and, that really helped because I caught up with my peers who had carried on at school.

In the end I passed them as well because some of them left at that point and I carried on because I loved education and I knew what I wanted to do. And, then of course, after that I just thought it's just too much of a hassle to keep leaving school and going back. I'm now going to do everything by correspondence, which I did.