MiWay and the Men in the Making programme

The concept of inspiring teenagers to become positive agents for change in their broader circles of influence and helping more youngsters grow into responsible, caring adults is central to MiWay's CSI programme.

The Men in the Making Day (MIM) programme is an initiative by vehicle monitoring company, Tracker.  MIM identifies disadvantaged boys and provides mentorship and skills training to better equip them to become providers and contributors to society, on the one hand, while establishing solid foundations for personal successes on the other.

Role models such as those introduced by the MIM programme play a crucial part in helping youngsters who don’t have a strong father figure in their lives to appreciate the value which flows from making the right choices.

 MiWay is participating in this initiative by pairing eight boys from Moletsane High School in Soweto (at which MiWay's MiHeart Project has already transformed the Computer Centre) with four of the company’s senior managers to provide ongoing mentorship and support as the 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.

MiWay has taken this one step further by awarding a bursary for further study to the best performer and learnership programmes to its MIM participants.

A learnership is a structured work based learning programme that includes both theoretical learning with an accredited training provider and practical experience in the workplace that leads to a registered qualification. Ultimately, initiatives like this can and do make an impact on our country, one boy at a time. By adding MIM to the MiHeart Project, we’re able to focus not just on the school and the needs of the ICT department, but now also on the needs of some of the most at-risk learners.