Project empowers the disadvantaged through knowledge and assistance

Posted on March 11, 2015

The Faculty of Theology is on a drive to reach previously disadvantaged schools in and around Pretoria, especially those who have limited or no access to information about tertiary education.

Ms Maleshoane Mofokeng, Student Advisor and Project Coordinator in the Faculty of Theology, explains that the Faculty lives out its social responsibility through this project, while at the same time raising awareness in the community of what theology is all about, and that it goes beyond merely training pastors.

The project kicked off in February 2015 and already reached out to secondary schools in Hammanskraal and Soshanguve, where the participating student groups and staff members empowered the Grade 11 and Grade12 learners with information that is not usually readily available to them.  

“We visit to encourage them to study and qualify, and we equip and assist them through the application process. We also give them an idea of what careers they can follow with a theological degree, like working at faith-based organizations, universities, government, churches, orphanages, clinics, and schools to name a few,” says Mr Dana Mahan, Partnership Development Officer in the Centre for Contextual Ministry.

The Faculty aims to visit at least four schools in the first semester and would like to expand this project as the year progresses. 

- Author Petronel Fourie

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