It takes a bright and dedicated mind to be championing the plight of the youth in academics while still being young enough to be a student yourself. With only 21 years under his belt, Mpho Nkake has taken up that responsibility, working with several organisations to ensure students are given the best opportunities and support during their studies.
He is the founder of Together We Can Succeed, an organisation that focuses on helping students apply for higher learning institutions, offers the experiences and advice of students from different universities and guides students who are rewriting their matric. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation has been tutoring students via WhatsApp to ensure that time isn’t lost in their preparation. When he’s not ensuring our future is in the best of hands he’s also an ambassador for Respublica Student Living and for Voices Unite, and has partnered with Mkaay Beauty to work on a skin care range.
Nkake emphasises the importance of helping senior students in getting into higher education institutions, primarily because that’s where most of us are able to discover our passion and begin working towards a career using that passion. He hopes that by creating opportunities for youth to identify a passion, he’ll be helping them be comfortable with who they are. He maintains success is a journey, and the level of success is only limited by how big your ambitions are. How you carry yourself is very indicative of a person, he explains.
“In life there are two things that define you; your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”