Dreams and Degrees


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My name is Desiree-Anne Martin. I want to study the University of Cape Town this year. I need your help to make this dream of mine a reality, please.

I am a 41-year-old accomplished warrior woman, wife, mother of two daughters, author, recovering addict and owner of my private practice where I specialise in addiction counseling!

My company is called Seven and Eight Integrated Counselling, named after the Japanese proverb above. I have personally fallen down many times but have always, ALWAYS, gotten up again.

I am self-made with tons of loving support but one of my biggest regrets is that I never attended university when I had the opportunity.

Throughout my counseling career, I always felt "less than" for not having a degree or being registered. When I decided that I wanted to do this diploma at UCT and - even better - when I got accepted, it felt so damn right!

However, with all the expenses that I already have as a mother of two that (co) runs a household, I cannot, unfortunately, afford the course fees.


  • For pledging R525 ---> I will offer 3 x FREE ASSESSMENT CONSULTATIONS - FOR ANY ISSUE!
  • For pledging R2250 ---> I will offer backers FREE WEBSITE CREATION OR GRAPHIC WORK, which I do as part of my business!
  • For pledging R4650 ---> I will offer supporters 6 x CONSECUTIVE THERAPEUTIC CONSULTATIONS - TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUE!
  • You can pledge ANY amount to Support My Cause from the Kindness of Your Heart! ---> I will have so much gratitude and love for you!

Your donations would be so appreciated and are much-needed. Please help me "undo a regret".

Thank You!

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Project FAQ

What course am I enrolled to do?

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Care at the University of Cape Town.

What does it cost?

  • R22,500 for the entire course.

Are you studying full or part-time?

  • It's a full-time course but structured in such a way that one can still work full-time.

How confident are you that you can study again for the first time in 20 years?

  • Supremely confident; in the same way I have been confident of my ability to do the work I do without having a degree.

Is that your real hair?

  • Yes.

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