Student of the week: Mercyful Mathebula

Mercyful Mathebula, a “bridging year” Coordinator and head of Hospitality Academy at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus (HDLC), is one of the few staff members who has been working at the HDLC since its inception.

Mercyful is now studying towards a three- year Teaching Diploma (Foundation Phase) in the University of North West. Mecryful recently wrote exams for which she obtained three distinctions. In 2017, she will be fully qualified to teach English and mathematics to primary school learners.

When Mercyful, a Media Studies graduate, was asked about why the sudden change in careers, she shared that “as soon as I stepped into that GWF space, especially after my brief engagement with the school kids who partake in the Open Learning Academy programme at Good Work Foundation (GWF), I saw a huge gap that still needs to be filled as far as reading and writing skills goes for these kids.”

Mercyful’s future plans, besides wanting to become a professional teacher, include becoming a motivational speaker especially for the young rural people of Mpumalanga.

Mercyful has been mentoring Njabula Mashele (pictured on the left) who joined GWF as a student and now works for the Open Learning Academy.

Mercyful has been mentoring Njabula Mashele (pictured  on the right) who joined GWF as a student and now works for the Open Learning Academy.

Accolade with her colleague, Mercyful Mathebula, who is the Coordinator of the Hazyview Campus “bridging year” for South Africa’s rural school leavers. Mercyful is also a Media and Communications graduate.

Mercyful Mathebula, is the Coordinator of the Hazyview Campus “bridging year” for South Africa’s rural school leavers. Mercyful is also a Media and Communications graduate.

“Every person should make sure that education becomes an endless process in their life.”

“Every person should make sure that education becomes an endless process in their life.”

Written and compiled by Mpho Lebyane

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