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Dr. Rethabile Sonibare
Making A Difference

Dr Rethabile Sonibare shares her recipe on providing STEAM education to young girls in Khayelitsha

Dr Rethabile Sonibare is the founder and Director of Molo Mhlaba Schools, a network of philanthropic iSTEAM (innovation, science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths) primary schools for the girls of Khayelitsha. A trained social worker, she has over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector and has headed up large-scale projects and consultancies in public health, HIV/AIDS prevention, basic education and understanding gender and vulnerability.


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Young girls are among the most vulnerable members of our society. They are also amongst the most sidelined in underprivileged South African communities. So how do we address these inequalities and enable better futures for them?  Dr Rethabile Sonibare, founder of Khayelitsha-based private girls school Molo Mhlaba shares her story of impact, explaining in ten wholesome bites how she built her establishment from the ground up. 

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In this recipe, you will learn how Dr Rethabile Mashale Sonibare, the co-founder and director of Molo Mhlaba Schools, a non-profit organization provide low-fee, independent education to girls in Khayelitsha township in the Western Cape, using the unique iSTEAM (innovation, science, technology, engineering, arts/design, and math) curriculum. The first single sex network of schools that offer STEAM education in early childhood development all through primary schools.


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