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MiHeart – Shaping tomorrow’s leaders

Published on: 03 February 2017

 

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future" - Franklin D Roosevelt

Very often it is said that the future is in the hands of the youth, the leaders of tomorrow; and for us to shape the future, we need to begin by moulding the very youth carrying it.

As part of MiWay’s core business values, we have taken the initiative to get involved with communities and extend our support in the development of township schools. We take pride in investing our time and resources towards making a difference in these communities and uplifting them through different projects.

The MiHeart Project and computer literacy

Launched in 2014, the MiHeart Project, is a MiWay CSI Initiative aimed at upskilling learners in local schools and equipping them with computer literacy. The initiative supports educational programmes – specifically computer literacy. Through the help of our staff members and clients, we have been able to open the doors of technology to more than 4 000 learners in six different schools by installing fully functional computer labs with internet connectivity and printers. Through this initiative, we help the learners move up the education ladder by providing them with the necessary tools for success in today’s high-tech world.

The “Men and Women in the Making” Mentorship Programme

Inspired by Tracker’s “Men in the Making” initiative, the MiHeart Mentorship Programme now includes young girls – “Women in the Making”. Each year, learners are paired with mentors who provide  career guidance, life coaching and equip them for the world that awaits after school. This year, eight managers from MiWay will provide ongoing mentorship and support as the 2017 youngsters work their way through Grade 12. Our participating staff members are a mirror for these boys, showing them how much is possible through hard work and the right attitude.

Recognising excellence

Earlier this year, tertiary study bursaries worth R40 000 each were awarded to the two top achieving learners on the MiHeart “Men and Women in the Making” Programme for their excellence in academics and leadership during their matric year. The opportunity to join the MiWay learnership programme was also offered to interested learners. This way, each learner has an opportunity to either further their studies or get exposed to the work place while being trained and equipped with workplace skills.

A learnership is a structured work-based learning programme that includes both theoretical learning with an accredited training provider as well as practical experience in the workplace which leads to a registered qualification.

Passionate about South Africa

At MiWay, we are not only passionate about insuring your prized possessions, we are also passionate about helping young South Africans realise their full potential.

MiWay believes in the concept of inspiring teenagers to become positive agents for change in their broader circles of influence and to help more youngsters grow into responsible, caring adults. We hope that by uplifting our youth during this sensitive phase of development – the foundation upon which all future education relies – will make a lifelong positive impact.