S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
Anele Mnguni wants to help children and the youth to have goals that will make them prosper so that they again can have a good impact on their societies.
Sibusisiwe Comprehensive Technical High School is one of the best schools in the Umlazi district of KwaZulu-Natal and it is situated at Umbumbulu. It is well known for academic excellence and a Math Only school (i.e it does not offer maths literacy as subject – Ed). It has produced good results for many years, and the staff are not afraid of any challenges; they always exceed expectations. Sibusisiwe High School does not only provide learners with education, there are many other opportunities for learners to explore. I acknowledge, appreciate and applaud the school management team and staff for the hard work they put into achieving academic excellence. I am one of the learners who are privileged and honoured to be part of the Sibusisiwe family.
Math and science are sometimes complicated, especially if you do not practice all the time. When I was in grade11 we were faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools were closed and we were affected a lot. My first term result were not that good, which shows that if there is no constant practice of these subjects the result will not be good. In my experience, I think people who have a problem with math and science do not practice and pay attention to these subjects. I think people who have problems with math and science should attend extra classes on weekends. I used to attend classes at Kutlwanong Centre, which teaches math and physical sciences only, and this helped me a lot to attain higher marks in these subjects. It might seem like a lot of work, but once you master math and science it becomes easier to achieve higher marks in other subjects.
I enjoy math and science because I like something that gives me a challenge. Once I have nailed it, I get excited and feel proud of what I can do. I also enjoy math and science because it is insightful. My teachers helped us to understand these subjects better.
I am inspired by the people around me and all South African citizens. I wish that someday I may contribute towards helping them to succeed in life. I want to help children and the youth to have goals that will make them prosper so that they also have a good impact on their societies.
I chose medicine because I am interested in how these professionals do their work. I always felt miserable when I could not help someone who is not well and I did not know what to do. I am also motivated by a family history of strokes from generation to generation, for which I hope I can find the cause of and find a solution.
I would like to say to the South African youth to pull up their socks and fight for their rightful positions. We are meant to be leaders, not followers. Let us not make the same mistake that our parent and grandparent made, but thrive so that our generation will be better than ever.
I would advise matriculants to not stress because they have so much to do, but to ask for help from family, friends and teachers. Apply to more than one institution and as soon as the applications for higher education institutions open.
In 10 years’ time I see myself being a medical doctor, being more independent, telling people about my story and changing their lives. I see myself improving lives of South Africa by working with orphans, the elderly and people suffering from addiction.
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