If you want to change people’s economic and financial status, it’s essential to give them the skills they need to access jobs or start their own businesses. In South Africa, Makhosazana Megan Ngubane has built a highly effective, specialist education business, Makhophila Training, to provide those essential skills, particularly to people in rural areas.
My business started with passion, then accreditation, and then completing courses in Business Management, Skills Development Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator. Nothing beats on the job training and experience.
Makhosazana Megan Ngubane co-founded Makhophila Training in 2010 in South Africa after being retrenched from her former place of employment. Since she is passionate about skills development and has a strong dedication to empowering people in rural areas, she started the business of training people in relevant skills.
Her background is more educational than entrepreneurial. She was raised by parents who were both in the educational sector. This contributed to her intense passion for education and informed her decision to seek accreditation so she can start up her business, Makhophila Training.
In her own words, “My business started with passion, then accreditation, and then completing courses in Business Management, Skills Development Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator. Nothing beats on the job training and experience. Over the years we have developed systems and policies we apply in our daily operations and continue to adopt innovative ways of meeting our objectives. Challenges over the years have surfaced but I have never given up on the vision.”
To further ease the learning process and accessibility, she is working on an e-learning platform as well as extending the teaching of robotics and coding to rural areas.
She is proud of how much her business empowers people to the point that they can graduate and be employed through the skills gained at the training.
This is why she advises young women to never be afraid to start on a small scale but have the bigger vision. Have a mentor. They should also have a strong passion for what they do as it is that passion that makes the tough days better.
Makhosazana Megan Ngubane understands the difference she can make in people’s lives and in the society as a whole through the business she has built. She believes strongly that by providing quality skills development, education and training, every individual who graduates from her programmes can take their place in the society and go on to make meaningful contributions.