Khanyisa Dube is the Mathematics Director at Mihandzu non-profit organisation.
Alongside her full-time job Khanyisa volunteers every Saturday to tutor and works tirelessly behind the scenes to develop Mihandzu’s Math curriculum.
Khanyisa has worked as a market risk quantitative analyst in the financial sector in South Africa since 2011. She grew up in a disadvantaged village in the Eastern Cape and, through hard work and dedication, attained a Masters’ degree in Mathematical Statistics.
Khanyisa is passionate about Maths and being able to help write a different life story for the young people that they work with.
“I value community and believe that we all have a part to play in developing our communities. A developed youth contributes effectively to the improvement and strengthening of their communities. The after school programme not only serves the educational component, but also affords me the opportunity to assist, as best as I can, with some of the social challenges that the learners are faced with.
“Helping the learners improve their Math education provides them with an opportunity to realise their dreams and better their communities.”
The Mihandzu team is made up of inspiring young professionals all pulling together to support one another and Khanyisa participates wherever she can, to develop and grow the programme.
Mihandzu is a non-profit organisation operating from JB Matabane Secondary School in Ivory Park, Midrand, Johannesburg. The community of Ivory Park face many socio-economic challenges.
Their motto is ‘Prosperity Through Learning.’
Their goal is to improve the educational understanding and performance of learners from backgrounds of poverty, abuse and various social upheavals.
Mihandzu focuses on essential subjects like Mathematics and Information Technology, as well as equipping learners with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed post-school.
They also provides its learners with crucial career guidance support to assist them in becoming active contributors to our South African economy and society as a whole.