- A man, Mafefe Moloko, decided to use his gap year to tutor high school learners
- At first he charged R10 a month but ended up mentoring the pupils free of charge
- Moloko revealed one of the learners he used to tutor has now graduated from university
On Tuesday, a man, Mafefe Moloko, took to Facebook to share an inspiring story. Briefly.co.za learned that Moloko took a gap year before he enrolled in a civil engineering degree at the University of Johannesburg.
Instead of partying or spending the year travelling, Moloko decided to tutor Grade 10 learners at the Motlalohlhe High School in Limpopo.
"When I was in a gap year before I enrolled with UJ for B. Eng (civil), I opened a Saturday school for grade 10 learners (Science stream) at Motlalohlhe High School (Limpopo), where each student was paying R10 per month." - he said.
However, soon the 15 learners who were attending became like family to him and Moloko told them to stop paying the R10 monthly fee.
On Tuesday, one of the 15 learners he mentored graduated with a B.Rad degree from the Sefako Makgatho Health science - previously known as Medunsa.
"He recently send me an emotional massage, thanking me for all the support and time I invested in him. It was indeed for a good cause, I am so humbled and that's why #ImStaying. Pule RakGate of proud of you. Continue making proud."
Social media users were inspired by the story and they congratulated the new graduate while praising Moloko for helping better the lives of teens.
Israel Molakeng wrote:
"You one in a million, who makes us proud South Africans, what you did is what we call building the nation, congratulations in order."
Daphney Sekgota added:
"Well done my brother proud of you and congratulations."
Nonhlanhla Dlamini said:
"Well done to you. The country needs people like you. May you be blessed with success in your personal life and may the kids you are helping also be blessed with success."
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