Moses Kotane Institute Celebrates Six Years of Great Success2016-05-04
Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) has made significant strides towards increasing KwaZulu-Natal’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills output. The institute is the brainchild of Dr Zweli Mkhize, Nqaba Ngcobo and Phil Mjwara. It operates under the auspices of the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. MKI ensures that learners from disadvantaged backgrounds are afforded opportunities to develop the prerequisite skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in order to support the economic transformation of South Africa.

For the past six years the Moses Kotane Institute has been dedicated to uplift the youth from previously disadvantaged schools. This year MKI celebrates six years with the success story of Mbono Kwela. His journey with MKI started back in 2010 when he was awarded a full scholarship by the institute to further his studies, as a result he was subsequently placed in a top performing Maths and Science high school. At the time Kwela was in grade 9 at Mqhele Secondary School in Claremont. Looking at his circumstance, getting a tertiary education was a distant dream, he never thought that one day he would be called a graduate, but Kwela proved to many people that there is nothing that can hinder a person from accomplishing their goals as this year he became the first graduate from the institutions high school group intake as he earned himself a National Diploma in Building Sciences Qualification.

Mr Sibusiso Mpungose, CEO of Moses Kotane Institute has commended Kwela for all his hard work. ‘These students are our most valued assets, they are the mere reason for MKI’s existence and we are proud to have been part of this amazing journey’. MKI wish him only success in his future endeavors and we hope that his success story will inspire many other young people.