Pastor opens education centre

2016-09-21 06:00
LEARNERS who attended Saturday classes with, from the left, front, Past. Kgotso Malelu, his wife, Moloi Malelu, and Rethabile Kodisang (assistant at the classes). Photo: Thabo Thulo

LEARNERS who attended Saturday classes with, from the left, front, Past. Kgotso Malelu, his wife, Moloi Malelu, and Rethabile Kodisang (assistant at the classes). Photo: Thabo Thulo

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SENEKAL. Z Past. Kgotso Malelu is a jack of all trades.

The man of God preaches to the congregation at church on Sundays, but on Saturdays he gives lessons in Mathematics and Science to the learners of Matwabeng near Senekal.

He has opened a Deka Education Centre with the aim of helping gr. 1 to gr. 12 learners with assignments and homework.

A total of 120 learners from different local schools were benefitting from the Saturday classes as the clergyman educate them consistently and at a pace that suits them.

The classes are from 09:00 to 12:00 every Saturday.

Malelu reportedly started the centre after requests from local parents to help their children with school work.

Malelu is not new in the teaching field.

He holds a qualification in teaching, but he chose to follow the church’s ministry.

He believes that as a pastor one must play a vital role in community you live in.

“We know that Mathematics and Science are treated as a priority, so teaching is not an easy task but through God’s mercy I can manage.”

He said he has opened the centre at the Full Gospel Church.

“I am comfortable with what I am doing.

“I just need a conducive and bigger venue to accommodate more learners. I also need training equipment. This is currently my main challenge,” he pointed out

The Deka Education Center was established in 2012 with three learners.

Back then some learners from Harrismith would attend Saturday classes during school holidays.

Each learner pays R100 monthly but the disadvantaged learners are being taught for free.

Malelu requests anyone who can help the centre with equipment and computers to call him on 078-227-0894.

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