Fostering social change in communities that still struggle because of the inequalities of previous injustices, by promoting a love and passion for teaching. 

 

Nonhlanhla Sibonelelo Mabuyakhulu was born in a small rural town of Jozini, far north of KwaZulu Natal on July 9th, 1986 to two loving parents and six siblings.

"I attended primary and high school in Jozini, exposed to the harsh life conditions and poverty. Post the completion of matric, I enrolled for a BA degree in Social Work at the University of Zululand, where I first developed an interest in teaching, becoming a tutor in my first year of my studies.

Due to the reign of poverty and inability to afford tuition fees, I applied and was granted a scholarship to go and study for a Bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Pune in Maharashtra, India. There I joined an NGO called Pune Women's Counsel and volunteered to teach learners with disabilities communication skills. This experience further validated my love and passion for teaching.

Upon my return to South Africa, I registered for and completed a PGCE and an Honours degree in Inclusive Education, a tool which I believe to be the core foundation of fighting the inequalities and injustices prevailing in our education system. I am currently in my final year of a Master's degree in Inclusive Education by full dissertation at the University of South Africa.

A teacher, with a decade of experience currently serving at Ezibukweni High School in Jozini circuit; a mentor for girl mothers, a coach of a soccer team and a single mother, the greatest joy of all."