Pay it forward, wherever and whenever you have the opportunity to help others. It doesn't have to be in money. It can be in time, advice or effort... If you are determined to realise your potential and to change your life and the lives of those around you, I will be there for you and together we can pay it forward and make a difference.
We do not expect our students to pay us back. We do, however, have a philosophy of Paying it Forward. This means we expect our students to make a difference to others today or in the future, in any way they find possible.
Already many of our students volunteer inside the Program, their communities or help others in need. Some examples are highlighted below.
"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Ghandi
Zuko Mazule, a 6th year medical student at UKZN, spent time at an old age home and crèche during his rural block in Harding. He helped out in the home with daily chores as well as handing out medication and singing to the residents.
“We didn’t have a clue as to what a university even looked like. And although universities hold open days, most townships and rural schools have no resources to enable their matric pupils to attend such events’’. So reflects Sphamandla Mpanza on his own experience, now a law student at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Siphamandla and some fellow Moshal Scholarship students recently organised an inspiring visit of 30 prospective students to campus as part of the Moshal ‘Pay it Forward’ philosophy.
Martin Zhou is a Zimbabwean orphan who is studying physiotherapy at Stellenbosch University. He joins the Tygerberg Medical Outreach team during his holidays to help rural communities with medical needs in the Msinga area of KwaZulu Natal.
In April 2015, Sphamandla Mpanza, one of our UKZN Scholars, organized a group of Moshal Scholars to raise money and together they bought various basic necessities and delivered them to victims of xenophic attacks in Kwazulu-Natal. They also spent the day talking to and assisting the people in these camps.
”One thing I learnt is that the only thing killing this country is ignorance and with people like us who are taking responsibility there is still hope for a better South Africa”. “The campaign was really a success and we were able to pass the message that UKZN Moshal Scholars vehemently condemns violence against foreign nationals in South Africa in a strongest possible terms.” Sphamandla Mpanza