Malamulele- Mikhongelo Florence Pricilla Bekwa, 31 years old teacher at Magangeni Primary in Malamulele won the district and provincial NTA (National Teachers Awards) competition.
Miss Bekwa is a born a leader that started teaching without qualifications at Bundle of Joy Christian school in 2007, she then went to teach at Holy Rosary Independent school in 2008. Jenine Planket and Alan Davies from Australia trained her on THRASS which helped improve her teaching skills.
In 2009 she registered for BEd at UNISA.
“I registered BEd at UNISA in 2009 that helped me with my professionalism. I worked as a head of Entertainment and Trip committees and I also mentored colleagues in extracurricular activities and in Xitsonga as an acting HOD”
Vision, passion and determination is what kept Miss Bekwa going, she did not have qualification but that didn’t stop her to get what she wants.
She joined Magangeni Primary school in 2017 where she is teaching Matematics, English and Natural Sciences. She started spelling Bee competition where she had 96 learners taking part.
“I would coach the learners after school on Fridays and out of 96 learners Hlulani Baloyi emerged as the overall winner who is represented South Africa in Kenta in 2018 and she is representing us in Uganda this October”
Miss Bekwa also started an organization called Spell It out Club (SIOC) where she teaches writing, spelling, reading and dictionary usage. The organization is to develop their vocabulary and improve their language.
In November, she will be competing nationally, she is determined to win even this one. This will add to her motivation to help the children entrusted to her by God. By God’s grace she will bring this one home too.
She needs all the support and prayers.
By Sefoka Nthabiseng Mpelegeng