Teachers bring home medals

2015-09-24 06:00

Thando Ngese and Nokwanda Jobela.

Thando Ngese and Nokwanda Jobela.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The charismatic Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer is on record as saying: “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.”

Well, that seems to apply to two Khayelitsha teachers, Thando Ngese and Nokwanda Jobela, who both returned with bronze medals from a recent Southern African Teachers Organisation (Sato) games held in Durban.

Both athletes competed in the 400 and 200 metre distance respectively and they raised the Khayelitsha flag high with their performances.

Ngese, who teaches at Nomsa Mapongwana Primary said he was happy with his overall performance and is expecting a better placement when he competes in Durban again in October.

“I need to train a little bit more so that I can up my game,” said Ngese, who will also compete in the long jump.

Jobela teaches at Manyano High School overcame a knee injury to take part in the contest.

“My knee is still painful, but I decided to give it a go and now I have this medal,” she smiled.

She also runs for the Khayelitsha Athletics Club and participated in the Cape Town Marathon 10 Peace Race where she finished at 1hour 15 minutes last Sunday.

“I also want to improve my running time but I must beat this injury,” she said.

Ngese and Jobela believe that teachers who are active in sport are sending a positive message to the children and the community at large. Sticking to the adage that “the great teacher inspires” they want more of them to join in the quest for fitness

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.