18-year-old Moshe Mofolo joined thousands of Grade 12 class of 2019 in celebrating their hard work and achievements in the 2019 National Senior Certificate Examination results.
Mofolo grew up in Botshabelo township section H2 and attended Setjhaba Se Maketse Combined School, which falls within the Motheo education district where KST is implementing the District Whole School Development programme (DWSD) in partnership with the Free State Department of Education. The Motheo district attainted 87.8 % in 2019 showing an improvement from 85.1% in 2018. This bares testament that that KST’s DWSD programme is demonstrating sustainable result outcomes.
The triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality that face our communities often have an adverse impact on the quality and access to equal quality education. Coupled with this are social ills in our communities and this is evident with the increase of school safety and learner violence in schools. Psychosocial support is often needed to support vulnerable learners.
Despite these odds Mofolo was resilient and determined to overcome the odds and not allow his circumstances to define his future prospects.
Having passed all his Grade 12 subjects, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Geography, Sesotho, English and Life Orientation, Moshe has applied for a bursary with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to study a B.Sc degree in Actuarial science at the University of the Free State.
“Because I’m good with mathematics I really want to help audit emerging entrepreneurs. I see myself as a qualified Actuarial Scientist who audits many businesses in South Africa and help contribute to stabilising South Africa’s economy,” said Mofolo.
Actuarial Science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions. More generally, Actuaries apply rigorous mathematics to model matters of uncertainty.
“I would like to encourage the class to 2020 that the aim is not to compete but to complete the task, be your own competitor and strive for your own education. Only hard work and determination will lead to your success and remember your attitude determines whether you are a good fit for your success. The science laboratory and library that my school received from KST helped me with my studies and other learners must take advantage and use this infrastructure to the fullest” concluded Mofolo.