Teachers perform a lot to keep our world civilized and education

Teachers perform a lot to keep our world civilized and education


By Staff Reporter

DAN VILLAGE- World Teachers Day is celebrated annually on the 5th October all over the world, which is an opportunity for the students to express their feelings to their teachers.

It is extremely important to acknowledge the contribution of teachers towards society at large.

Matimba Shingange shared her story with Tzaneen Voice about Oubaas Mashele, a teacher in the Mopani District who has gone the extra mile to help her to be where she is today.

Shingage enrolled at Magoza Secondary school in 2007, as a rural girl with the hope that education can change her life.

The presence of Meneer Mashele of Magoza Secondary school situated in Dan Village was the best thing that happened to her school life.

Amongst many things, he offered his help was school fees.

“I remember I was in grade 10 and couldn’t get my report because I had not paid my school fees. I was raised by a single unemployed mother and I couldn’t afford school fees. Mashele paid for my school fees that year and I was able to move to the next grade. He also gave me his own scientific calculator which my mother couldn’t afford to buy. This act of kindness from him helped me to do well in mathematics and also to believe in my goals even more.” said Shingange with a smile

Mashele was available to offer extra lessons after school and weekend free of charge.

“This was to ensure that we are well prepared for our examinations and do well in our mathematics tests. He welcomed students from other schools to join the free extra lessons. This was a selfless act which I admire to this day”

Meanwhile, Mashele assisted her learners with applications to universities.

He made his resources available such as laptop/computer and data for us to contact tertiary institutions free of charge. He also assisted me with paying for some of my application fees which I could not afford.

“I matriculated from Magoza secondary school in 2011. Almost 10 years later I am still grateful to Mr. Mashele and his efforts in assisting me to be where I am today. I am a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand and currently working in one of the leading telecommunication companies in the country as a Data Analyst which I never thought was possible”

“This is the story of my superhero and selfless teacher that has changed hundreds of lives for the better. He believes in each and every learner he teaches and gives his best to help them succeed in life. I am grateful for this gentleman and his love for the teaching profession.” she concluded

On this special day, we would like to say HAPPY WORLD TEACHER’S DAY MENEER, May you continue to do what you do best.

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