Frans Lesetja is a social worker from Ga-Maja village in Limpopo who wants to see more learners furthering their studies without difficulty and graduating to become employable citizens. He works with vulnerable and often orphaned children. “My work includes placing them with foster parents through court order, supervising their placement, conducting life skills and parenting programmes, providing psychosocial services such as counselling, motivating learners at school, and conducting campaigns on issues affecting learners such as substance abuse, teenage pregnancy and bullying,” he says. Lesetja started his practice, Manthosi Training and Social Consulting, to create the change he wants to see. “I want to contribute to local research within social work and influence policies about children in need of care and protection,” he says.
My purpose in life is to make the world a better place through the skills and knowledge that I have been lucky enough to have.