Mafule Moswane, 25, is a Master’s student at the University of the Witwatersrand who founded a 400-people-strong volunteering organisation that aligns high school learners with mentors and access to higher education and funding after school.
Moswane is currently completing his degree in Geography and Environmental Sciences, and is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow. He has written two books and works as a research scholar at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI).
Despite all this, Moswane is mostly known for founding the Faculty of Best Advisory (FBA), an NPO that facilitates the access of matric learners from rural and township schools into institutions of higher learning. The organisation offers the learners mentorship throughout their academic careers, to ensure that they are retained and complete their studies in record time. It also helps with applications for funding opportunities.
So far, the FBA, which was established in 2013 with five volunteers, currently operates in Limpopo, Gauteng, North West, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga, with about 400 volunteers from different institutions of higher learning across the country. Most of the volunteers are direct beneficiaries of the work done by the organisation. It has formed partnerships with churches, other non-profit organisations, and about 30 schools to ensure that they reach as many learners as possible.
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