K4L delivers careers day at Thetsane
Last week, Kick4Life held a two-day career guidance session for completing students at its long term partner school – Thetsane High School.
The career guidance workshops explored various options for students after high school, including further education, vocational training and careers, as well as sharing information about online courses they can take for further personal development while in or out of school. In line with K4L's community ethos, Likhapha Khemi, Kick4Life's Academy Coordinator, also promoted the value of community service and volunteerism, as a means of both contributing to the local community and developing skills and experience. Jake Molloy, from the UK, who is currently volunteering with K4L, was also present at the event, and shared how volunteering is helping him to develop new skills and perspectives.
Academy Director, Maleshoane Mokhathi, addressed the challenges that students often face and how these can be overcome, including bullying, upholding rights and responsibilities and developing self-esteem - stating how these factors can either make or break them in the present and in the future.
The final speaker was Kick4Life Senior Women’s team player, Puseletso Jobo, who shared her own life story with the students, with the aim of showing that their backgrounds do not need to determine their future. She stated that she grew up from a ‘not so privileged background’, being raised by a distant relative, but despite these challenges, by working hard at school, she was able to reach university. Jobo indicated that at university, there was a lot of pressure, attending classes with people from privileged homes who wore the trendiest clothes and had the most recent gadgets but stated that she never fell into the trap of longing for the thing she could not afford, instead, she worked really hard to get good academic grades which led her to be top of her class last year when she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Political Science from the National University of Lesotho.
On behalf of the school, Mr. Nku, a teacher form the Science department, thanked the Kick4Life team for coming to their school stating: "Through our school’s partnership with Kick4Life, our students are able to explore different careers and opportunities that await them outside."