Teacher takes initiative to secure computers
24 October 2019
Thabo Mayosi, a Grade 5 teacher at Delft South Primary School, has been hailed a hero for reaching out to a former employer to obtain computers for his underprivileged school.
Mayosi approached National Debt Advisors (NDA) CEO Sebastien Alexanderson immediately responded to the school’s plight by donating 20 computers to equip the computer lab.
Mayosi worked at NDA, a leading SA debt counselling firm while studying psychology through Unisa and said he knew he could count on Alexanderson to come to the school’s aid. "Poverty, substance abuse and excessive social ills are the order of the day in this area, but that does not mean that our children do not deserve the best education we can give them. I am grateful to have worked for a boss like Seb. Many people talk the talk – he actually walks the walk."
Alexanderson has also started an organisation called South African Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) through which he hopes to help more disadvantaged schools, and encourages other corporates to follow suit. “We have a responsibility toward our children in school. We need to be knocking on doors and breaking down barriers to ensure that they are given the best education possible. Government structures have limitations and funds are limited – but we cannot let that be our excuse for not doing anything. Apathy is our enemy.”
Mayosi also worked as a Human Resource Clerk at the Western Cape Education Department Head Office while studying. On completion of his Post Graduate Certificate in Education he was appointed as a teacher at Delft South Primary.
“We are extremely proud of the positive contribution he is making as an educator,” said Marie Mocke, Acting Chief Director: People Management Practices.
Well done to Thabo for taking on the initiative. A true reflection of a responsive citizen and employee!