Finding a good fit: Zenani Zwane’s story

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WeThinkCode_ is an independent South African software training academy for coding with the mission to train Africa’s next generation of software engineers. Here's Zenani Zwane’s story of becoming a WeThinkCode_ student.


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“Three years ago I was studying electrical engineering at TVET College on the East Rand,” says WeThinkCode_ second year student, Zenani Zwane, “But while I was studying, my mental health declined. I lost my drive and passion and was in a negative spiral about life. Part of my depression was because electrical engineering was not my first choice and after eight months I dropped out.” 

Luckily Zenani’s father told her about the WeThinkCode_ training academy and she applied a month after she left college and was accepted immediately.

I knew this was the right fit because I’d always enjoyed the maths side of electrical engineering and I’m passionate about computer sciences. I now have a positive direction in life because I am good at analysing code.”

Zenani lives in Daveyton with her parents and sister and does a one hour daily commute to the WTC campus. Although she has no time for sports or hobbies she’s upbeat about the future, “Becoming a data analyst is a good fit for my strengths. I love finding errors in code and helping with solutions for the developers because it improves the end user experience.” 

Another highlight was being chosen to do her internship at WeThinkCode_, “I really love it here and am very happy with the support and mentorship at WTC. Being part of this environment inspires me. I can see myself working in a teaching environment. I think I’d be good at helping to create the curriculum and problem-solving for others. I’ve seen what WTC does for students and it makes me want to do the same.”


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