Inspiring! Dedicated teacher who taught learners under a tree for 20 years finally gets a classroom

Inspiring! Dedicated teacher who taught learners under a tree for 20 years finally gets a classroom

- Jerry Mbowane taught learners under a tree for over 20 years

- He has won praise for his dedication

- He has received a generous donation to build a classroom

For over 20 years, a teacher in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga province, South Africa remained dedicated to teaching learners in his community — under a tree.

Jerry Mbowane and his students, who have numbered hundreds over the years, have endured the vagaries of weather and the changing seasons.

Their resolve to teach and learn saw them ending each year on a high as the learners achieved distinctions in Maths and Science.

Mbowane with some of his learners. Photo: BeautifulNews

Mbowane with some of his learners. Photo: BeautifulNews

Mbowane first started offering additional classes in 1990 while maintaining his regular teaching job.

After seven years, he realized learners in his community needed more attention. He therefore quit his job, foregoing a stable income for something he believed in.

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He now has a classroom after teaching under a tree for over 20 years. Photo: BeautifulNews

He now has a classroom after teaching under a tree for over 20 years. Photo: BeautifulNews

Years later, his project has produced doctors, engineers and academics. He achieved this selflessly and without material reward.

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Mercedes-Benz South Africa recently awarded him R150,000 (Ghc46,7k) to build a classroom. He now has more resources to positively influence the lives of more children.

Watch his story below.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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