Mampoi holds reunion for former learners, teachers

FORMER learners and teachers of the Mampoi High School in Qwaqwa, next to the Charles Mopeli Stadium, will converge on the school premises on 30 September to 3 October for the school’s get-together.

This is according to Moeti Molelekoa, Welkom-based veteran freelance journalist and a former learner of the school.

“Hundreds of students and their spouses, ex-teachers and their partners from all over the country are expected.

“A great number of former learners and ex-teachers have since joined the WhatsApp group, appropriately named Dihwai.”

The name Dihwai was adopted from the school’s motto, Dihwai Ipokelle, which, loosely translated, means ‘Make hay while the sun shines.’

The school was named after Mampoi, the wife of the late Dr Tsiame Ken Mopeli, former prime minister of the defunct homeland.

“Guests will be accommodated at various guest houses and hostels, as well as the Mampoi High School hostels. Some ex-learners would like to go and have a feel of their former boarding-houses, free of charge.

“They will arrive on Friday, 30 September, and depart to their various accommodations after supper.

“The programme starts the following day at 10:00.”

Donations of R300 from class members are requested.

The aim is to donate a sum of money to the school as a plough-back gesture.

“Through the social media platform, the members have been able to communicate with one another and have formed one big family.

“Other issues, like programmes, new recruits, a gala dinner, suggestions and catering are being discussed through social media,” says Molelekoa.

“Young learners came from all over the country for a prized place in this school.

“It has since produced well-equipped leaders across all sectors of society, from business and industry, to education, medicine, law and media,” continued Molelekoa.

The Welkom Hungry Lions, former National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) campaigners, recruited talent from this school for their team in the 1970s.

For more information, contact Gauta Lekota on 082-515-1250, Pitso Rakometsi on 072-112-4219 or Papi Motingoe on ­061-924-7867.

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