Inspiring girls drive Daisy

2016-10-26 06:00
Daisy Nnoko Mophiring, a teacher at the Mphatlalatsane Intermediate School in Qwaqwa. Photo: Tladi Moloi

Daisy Nnoko Mophiring, a teacher at the Mphatlalatsane Intermediate School in Qwaqwa. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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Qwaqwa. – Daisy Nnoko Mophiring (29), a teacher at the Mphatlalatsane Intermediate School in Qwaqwa, was delighted to be among the regional finalists at this year’s Thabo Mofutsanyana national teaching awards.

With her first attempt, the young and ambitious teacher finished third and according to her that was a strong introduction.

“I started teaching in 2013 and found out about the teaching awards last year,” she said.

She said the third position had given her courage to do more and hopefully be among the two top winners in the next competition.

“It means I am an extraordinary teacher. I am not a cheater but a teacher. I do justice to teaching the children,” she said.

The English and Life Skills teacher said she always go the extra mile in ensuring that all learners in class excel.

“Without having been assigned, I got a group of girls together and taught them about the real challenges of life. We know that we are now faced with things like ‘blessers’ and I don’t want any of my children to fall into that trap,” she said.

She said she has started this group with a few girls and she would love to see it grow.

“I am trying to make the environment in which we are living a better place for them. A challenge that some of the girls are facing is having low self-esteem because of their family backgrounds. I have told them that they should not be affected by that because their current situation does not define what their future should be,” she said.

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