Financial advisor offers free pupil guidance

2017-05-11 06:03
Philani Shibe at a career guidance talk at a local school.PHOTO: supplied

Philani Shibe at a career guidance talk at a local school.PHOTO: supplied

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A KWA Qwabe resident gave back to his community by offering career guidance to pupils.

Philani Shibe, a financial advisor at UKZN Howard College Campus offered professional advice to Malusi High and Nandi High schools free of charge.

Teachers thanked their allumni and said he served as an inspiration to pupils.

“We are humbled and inspired that he decided to give back to his community in this way. The pupils were motivated not only by his talks but also by his story,” said Malusi High School teacher Gugu Cele.

Shibe grew up in Ntanyeni, Kwa Qwabe and said watching his mother single-handedly raise him and his five siblings inspired him to pursue his ambitions.

“When my father died my unemployed mother had to make a plan. It was difficult because she had to leave us alone at home and sell fruit and vegetables at the Port Shepstone taxi rank,” said Shibe.

Shibe has also started a non-profit career guidance organisation for underprivileged children.

“At High Five Career Guidance we encourage pupils from all walks of life to remain focused on pursuing their goals and not be deterred, because attitude is everything.”

Shibe said support from local businesses was also important to ensure the spread of information to pupils. More details on High Five can be accessed on its Facebook page High Five Career Guidance. - Supplied.

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