As the world observes International Day of Education on January 24, Mamelodi Sundowns and the leading online learning platform, Upskillist, have announced a partnership that will empower not only the club’s players and employees, but also the entire population, by making education more accessible through a variety of online courses.
Everyone who registers on the Mamelodi Sundowns Fanzone (https://sundownsfc.co.za/fanzone/kaboyellow/fanzone/) will get free access to the courses. Upskillist provides successful students with an internationally recognized certificate upon completion of the course.
Upskillist provides practical skills for all learners by offering more than eighty courses in a wide variety of sectors, such as business analytics, photography, health and wellness, and leadership. The complete list of courses is available at https://www.upskillist.com/.
Tlhopie Motsepe, chairman of Mamelodi Sundowns, stated, “As a sports organization, we are always motivated to find partnerships and deals that add value to both the club and the brands that we work with.” The chairman stated, “Mamelodi Sundowns is also motivated to find businesses that benefit our fans and give back to the community.” This is why we are thrilled to announce that Mamelodi Sundowns and Upskillist have joined forces to offer free online courses to everyone for the entire year of 2023.”
The Chairman of Masandawana believes that the initiative will assist the supporters in enhancing their resumes. “As we all know, unemployment is one of the greatest challenges that many of our people face; we hope that our supporters will take advantage of this opportunity to learn for free so that they can enhance their resumes, explore new subjects, and increase their chances on the job market,” he added.
This year’s International Day of Education theme is “Invest in education to invest in people.” Exactly this is what Mamelodi Sundowns is doing.
In the previous year, Mamelodi Sundowns introduced the Live Limitless Internship Programme, which allowed five young people the opportunity to get practical experience by working in the club’s various departments. This demonstrates Masandawana’s dedication to education.
As player development has become a significant objective for the club, it has encouraged a number of its players to sign up for an Upskillist account. In addition, the club will recognize with distinction those supporters who have finished many courses on the online platform and will present prizes to those who have seized the opportunity to better themselves. Although January is often the month when kids return to school, Bafana Ba Style is sending all supporters the message that “The Sky is The Limit” when it comes to education.