Transforming Lives Through STEM Education, Entrepreneurship and Evaluation in South Africa
I take pride in connecting people in my community and across the world. There are lots of people who have plans to do good work and lots of people who have the money to do it… Connecting people to spark new ideas is how I give back.”Mmabatho Mokiti, 2014 Fellowship Alumna, South AFrica
Mmabatho Mokiti is a social impact entrepreneur in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the founder of Mathemaniacs, a STEM education company, and DreamGirls Academy, a mentoring program for girls, she combines her passion for education with her desire to create life-changing opportunities for women and youth.
With a grant from the U.S. African Development Foundation, Mmabatho expanded the reach of Mathemaniacs in rural parts of South Africa and developed an interactive curriculum in science and math disciplines for primary school students. From her work with corporate partners, and her training as a mathematician, Mmabatho dug further into designing for and measuring outcomes – work that she applies to her venture, her NGO, and her monitoring and evaluation work with public, private, and not-for-profit partners across Africa.
Learn more about how Mmabatho is transforming lives through STEM education, entrepreneurship and evaluation in this story from USADF.
Mmabatho Mokiti was a course instructor for the USADF Grants Management course on the Fellowship Portal, exclusively for Fellowship Alumni. Fellowship Alumni who are interested in learning more about grants management or Mmbatho’s experience implementing a USADF grant can take the course through the Fellowship Portal. Learn more about the course.