Byline: Kelebogile Masemola

31 March 2022

The non-governmental organization (NGO) Thusangwanageno has launched a computer centre on Wednesday, 29 March 2022 at Block L Soshanguve in Tshwane.

The centre will help those who require services such as the internet for job applications, research, assignments, making photocopies, scanning, and printing for free.

Thusangwanageno (Help your brethren) is an initiative that seeks to assist disadvantaged youth with education-related matters.

The founder of the organization, Dr. John Molepo, said that through the help of their main sponsor Charles Mnisi, they have managed to open the Thusangwanageno centre for the community of Soshanguve and surrounding areas.

“In the main, we want to assist matriculants with applications, if you know any school that can allow us to assist their matriculants with applications, we are here.

“Our team will come and assist, even pay for their application fees.

“Thursdays and Fridays are scheduled for matriculant sessions with tutors.

“I humbly request the community to love and protect this,” Dr. John Molepo said.

The organisation was founded in 2015, it has assisted more than 500 students with registration and tuition fees, they’ve donated mini-libraries to various schools, assisted schools with covering learner’s books as well as assisting students with learners and driver’s licenses.

“We have witnessed students going home because of lack of funds, some of them currently are smoking nyaope, some of them are busy doing bad things out there because they did not get an opportunity to go to university because of lack of funds.

“So we decided that let’s come up with this initiative to ensure that no one goes home because of lack of funds,” said Dr. Molepo.

Thusangwanageno members are largely graduates from various universities, the organisation survives through donations from its members, individuals, and companies.