Posted on September 06, 2010
Mr Kgwete is currently pursuing his PhD studies within the Kgolo Mmogo project, which focuses on resilience in mothers and children affected by HIV & AIDS. The project is conducted in collaboration with Yale University in the USA. In the Kgolo Mmogo study more than 500 mothers and their children have been tracked for a period of five years – providing a rich data bank on psychological factors affecting the resilience of the mothers and their children. Mr Kgwete’s study will focus on the ways in which mothers cope with negative emotions over time.
“The longer I do the PhD, the more I realize I need to read more and more”, says Mr Kgwete. “It never ends”.
Mr Kgwete is also teaching Honours degree and first year students in Educational Psychology on the Groenkloof campus. “Nothing is more important than family”, says Mr Kgwete. Educational Psychology provides a perfect avenue whereby these priorities can be illustrated in theory and in practice.
Published by Erhardt Maritz