Sbonelo Tshabalala 28-years old founder and director of the TreNello School of Maths and Arts.
Trenello accommodates schoolers between the ages of five and 15. He said the school is the first of its kind and aims at developing African children, especially in maths and science. “I love the African child, but more importantly I understand their struggles and educational needs,” said Sbonelo. “For one to excel in Maths, they need to be artistic.”
In 2012, Sbonelo opened an NGO that focuses on careers but decided this year to open a school. “I decided that I need to add more value in society,” he said. The main goal is to have a proper private school that, in the long run, will operate from Monday to Friday. Currently the school only operates on Saturdays while he does in-house consultation during the week.
Godfrey Mnisi, Sbonelo’s mentor, said it is expected that the school will have a huge positive impact on the community’s youth. “The way the content is packaged, will have a great impact on individual learners,” he said.
Kamogelo Mabale, a Grade7 learner, said he was having fun learning at the school. “My grades have definitely improved. I always got a level 7 in Maths but now I moved from 88% to 96%,” said Mabale.
Founder of TreNello School of Maths and Arts, Sbonelo
Tshabalala with the learners he will be teaching.
Sbonelo Tshabalala laughing with a group of the learners that will be catered for at his recently launched school.