Greytown resident goes extra education mile

2016-08-03 06:00
Siphiwe Mashabela with his pupils.

Siphiwe Mashabela with his pupils.

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“EDUCATION is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” This is one of the most frequently quoted statements by the late president, Nelson Mandela. A local resident has taken this to heart and is helping high-school pupils improve their pass rate by providing free evening and weekend classes.

Greytonian Siphiwe Mashabela told the Greytown Gazette that having studied mechanical engineering he is now doing his practical with “a great company, John Deere” in Greytown.
With the knowledge he has gained through secondary and tertiary education Siphiwe said he wants to pass this on to help pupils improve their pass rate and knowledge.

He is working with a small group of pupils from various local high schools giving them free evening and weekend study classes at his home.
However, to ensure the safety of the pupils after the evening classes there is a monthly fee for transport that will drop the youths off at their home at night. Classes are from 6pm to 9.30pm.

“I hope to see more new faces during study because I believe that together we can make it happen - your future is in your hands,” said Siphiwe.
For more information, phone 078 487 5818.

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