Meet Kelebogile Mokoena, a young girl born and raised in a city called Mafeteng in Lesotho.
Kele feels that if it wasn’t for her high school teacher, she would not be where she is today.
Kele didn’t have any support from home, she only relied on friends for that and that didn’t turn out so well too.
She made a few mistakes at a young age and, for a while, the story of her life took a negative turn. However, she had a strong support system that didn’t let her lose sight of who she can be.
Kele would go to school as much as she could, and there was something about her that intrigued her class teacher, who was also her accounts teacher.
Probably she saw ambition, or that she had that hunger for success, but she saw that Kele was a bright girl who just needed some sort of a push and guidance.
Not only are the teachers only teachers at school for academic purposes, but life teachers too.
In fact, high school teachers have a fulfilling career by virtue of the responsibility they have to influence the future of young students.
Sometimes they would have to play the role of a counselor and supervisor when needed.
Kele narrated how one day she was surprised when she got a call from the teacher to stay behind after school. – “I followed her order and stayed behind, she came to me and spoke to me as a friend. She told me that I have been lacking academically, not because I am not taking my studies seriously, but because I don’t have the right support. Well, we talked and the rest is history.” She explained.
She would stay up late with the teacher going through things that she didn’t understand during the period, she got advice on how to avoid temptations and what kinds of friends to look out for.
Eventually, Kele finished her grade 12 and passed it with high flying colors, all thanks to her teachers for the great support. Her best and favorite subject was accounting and she always knew she had a knack for numbers.
She decided to go visit her high school teacher to thank her for helping to push through against all odds and that she will never forget the influence she had on her.
Now she is on the quest to choose the right course to pursue, she didn’t look far.
She always loved numbers, and when she saw the role that her high school accounts teacher played in her life, she knew then that that was the path that she had to travel.
Kele recently found a side job, and she will be using the money she earns there to fund her studies, which is why she opted for distance learning.
She applied at Botho University for an Association Of Accounts Technicians course and has been accepted to start in the new year!
Kele took heed of her the advice and support she got from her mentor and now she has re-written the story of her life.
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