North-West University (NWU) student Tebogo Matshehle Monogo has recently been featured as a Next Generation of the Brave nominee.
The Next Generation of the Brave is a programme that encourages and supports current and aspiring health care professionals through a mentoring programme. It also aims to show appreciation for them being front-line workers taking care for our communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tebogo is a second-year pharmacy student who has also completed a BSc degree at the NWU.
She is mentored by Dr Stephan Steyn, a senior lecturer in pharmacology.
Tebogo learned about the programme from her sister, after which she decided to nominate herself.
“Being featured as a nominee means everything to me,” she says.
“It gave me the courage to put myself out there, knowing that health care professionals are cared for and given the chance to be heard and mentored by the best lecturers,” adds Tebogo.
Tebogo and Dr Steyn are both interested in psychopharmacology and neuroscience among young people between 18 and 35.
More about the Next Generation of the Brave
This programme – facilitated by Adcock Ingram OTC in partnership with News24 – aims to assist healthcare students financially, provide them with mentorship from academia and industry, and subsequently promote their career development within the healthcare sector.
Each week, until 25 November, a new nominee is chosen and featured. The 10 featured nominees are each paired with a selected mentor for career development, and also stand a chance to win one of two R25 000 scholarships.
Mentors will also be in line to win a trip to an overseas medical conference of their choice to the value of R50 000, and the opportunity to pay it forward by donating R25 000 to any registered NPO charity they wish to support.
Click here to vote for Tebogo Monogo and Dr Stephan Steyn and learn more about them by watching this video.
Tebogo Matshele Monogo obtained her first degree at the NWU in 2019.