The second induction of the year took place 8 – 10 February at Mooigenoeg Camp Site in Bloemfontein, for our UFS scholars and alumni.
Welcoming our Bundles of Joy
Referred to as the “Bundles of Joy”, day 1 was a time to officially welcome the new scholars into the Moshal family. Together with their buddies (big brothers & sisters) the day was spent giving the new students individual attention and ensuring that they fully understood what it means to be a Moshal Scholar. The new students underwent a university preparedness course, which ensured that they were fully ready for the upcoming academic year. On the Friday evening the new students, in collaboration with their buddies, had to come up with a play, a song that portrayed the Moshal values in action. This ensured that they understood the practicality of the values and that they knew how to apply them in their everyday lives.
Workshops & teambuilding
Saturday morning, the rest of the scholars (the seniors) arrived, completing the UFS Moshal Scholarship family. During the day the first years attended workshops, such as Sexual Reproductive health and budgeting, which were designed to prepare them for the everyday situations they might face at University. The seniors had various sessions preparing them to be the best candidates they can be when they approach the workplace, including: CV designing, presentation skills and even mock interviews with the alumni that were at the camp. The night ended on a high note when the TEAMBO teambuilding team took over, bringing the Moshal scholars closer through a series of rhythmic songs and games. This was followed by the academic award ceremony, where scholars who performed well in 2018 were awarded and encouraged to keep on upholding the Moshal pillar – education.
The highlights of the weekend included World of Work (work preparedness sessions), as well as presentation skills with Gerben. The weekend served as a great platform to not only prepare the students for the upcoming academic year, but to allow the scholars to get to know each other and strengthen the “Moshal Bond”.
What did the induction mean to you?
- Khethang Mmulutsi: “Induction meant induction emotional intelligence and efficiency”.
- Kelopile Wessie: “The Induction weekend was informative”.
- Kara Barnard: “The Induction weekend was eye-opening, yet fun”.
- Nomathemba Sithole: “The Induction weekend helped in knowing more about the workplace”
- Ayanda Msweli: “The Induction weekend meant meeting the new family members”.
- Puleng Motsele: “The Induction weekend was fantastic”.
- Anthony Dlaminie: “The Induction weekend was absolutely amazing”.
- Analo Yawa: “The Induction weekend meant strengthening the Moshal family bonds”.
- Lolly Molise: “The Induction weekend was educational”.
- Sivuyile Mpatheni: “The Induction weekend meant sharing knowledge and experience”.
What are some of our students’ goals for 2019
- “Academic Excellence”.
- “Get a distinction for all my modules, admission to honours”.
- “Making sure my mentees do well in University”.
- “Living out Moshal Values every day”.
A big thank you to Carien Smit (UFS Program Coordinator) who organised such a fantastic weekend.
Written by Analo Yawa, 3rd Year BSc Biological Sciences from UFS