Consolidating positive identities of students

At Mechanics for Africa, we have a holistic approach to developing our students. Although all students receive scholarships, we do require them to make a contribution towards their fees. We believe this retains their dignity and teaches them to take responsibility for their own growth.

This is Golden Wanga, a second year student. He works part-time as a security officer alongside pursuing his studies. When asked why he works so hard, this was his response:

  • I work to pay off my school fees
  • Working teaches me to be a responsible citizen
  • I am not a lazy person

This is why we do what we do at Mechanics for Africa- imparting skills for life and reinforcing a positive view of self. We are so proud of Golden and other students like him.