Sizi Matthews Botsime, popularly known as Afrika, was born at Bloemfontein in Free State and matriculated at Tsoseletso High School in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Rhodes University, as well as an Advanced Diploma from the University of Johannesburg.
Afrika is a Learning Support Specialist by day as well as a passionate education activist. “I am an educationist and I advocate for equal and inclusive education, particularly for students with specific learning difficulty (SpLd). My call is for the Education Revolution, I firmly believe that education should be tailor-made and each student should be developed wholly and equipped with tools that will make them self-reliant and functional in the future. I am a community builder, I believe that we all have a social obligation and we are ought to serve our people. I am patriotic and would love to see South Africa progressive. I am also a Pan-Africanist, I covet to see Afrikan states work together in a betterment of the people across the continent.” He defines success as “… when we use all the skills and knowledge that we have acquired to transform the lives of the people in your community.”
He recently received an AKS Global Teacher Award for the second year in a row. The Global Teacher Award aims to actively reaching out to all corners of World and identifies, recognize Exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. This Award aims to identify the teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching different subjects, shown outstanding contribution to learners and served the community through teaching even outside formal classrooms.
One of his favourite quotes is “..education is an engine for self-development. It is through education that a daughter of a peasant will become a doctor, a son of a mine worker will become a manager and a son of a farm worker will become a leader of a great nation” by our former President and legend, Nelson Mandela
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