Bursary & Mentorship projects supported by the Mosehla Foundation

The Foundation selects Grade 12 learners from schools in Tembisa, for the bursary and mentorship program.

Meet our 1st Graduate - Thapelo Chalatsi (Chaps)

Raised by his unemployed single mother and the youngest of four siblings, Chaps matriculated from Jiyana Senior Secondary School in Tembisa in 2010. Chaps achieved distinctions in Physical Science, Mathematics, and Life Orientation and excelled in drama and chess. Despite his intellectual ability that suggested a bright future, his family was unable to meet the financial obligations tertiary education would force on them.

With financial support from the Tiger Brands Ikusasa Lami Program, a project that identifies and support young talent to meet skills shortages, Chaps was able to register at the University of Pretoria and commenced with a BSc Chemistry degree. He was still reliant on the financial support from friends and former educators to meet day to day costs whilst applying for bursaries. Brian and Caron Mosehla heard about his challenging circumstances and after an in-depth interview agreed to finance his studies.

Chaps completed his Honours degree in 2014 and is currently enrolled in a Graduate Trainee Program and he plans to enrol for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration soon.

2020 update on Thapelo Chalatsi (Chaps)

Chaps completed the Graduate program in 2016, worked in the Quality department at Tiger Brands, and became the first Go to Market Quality Specialist for Tiger Brands. While working at Tiger Brands he registered Square 15 Trading and Projects, a Cleaning and Maintenance company operating across Gauteng.

In 2018 be became a full time Director of Square 15. The company qualified to be in the Property Point and Fortress Enterprise Supplier Development program. Since then the company has been providing cleaning and maintenance services to big companies in the residential, commercial, construction and manufacturing industry. The company recently employed 53 temporary employees.

Taking advantage of his manufacturing experience as well as his chemistry experience, Chaps is also running Venus Meets Mars, a cosmetics company producing Skin care, hair care and make-up products. He has partnered with the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) as well as Chemin in the development and testing of his products. These products are expected to be in the market in 2020.

Chaps still continues to give back to the community through tutoring & mentorship, and cleaning and disinfection of schools and churches during the Corona Virus Pandemic.

Mabatho Kwebu – our 2017 Bursary Student

The Mosehla Foundation is proud to announce the selection of Mabatho as the 2017 beneficiary of our Post Matric Study Assistance Programme.

Born and raised in Tembisa, Mabatho matriculated from Ivory Park Secondary School in 2016 with five distinctions and she has a profound interest in Languages and Physical Science. She is the youngest of three siblings, supported by their single mom.

Despite her academic achievements at school, her excitement to enrol at University was soon fading due to lack in financial means. A community member, Mr Molodi, informed her about the Foundation’s Study Assistance Programme aimed at exceptional students and she was selected out of a remarkable group of students.

She is currently enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand and is studying towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and will focus on Secondary School Science education.

Detail on Education Programs

Post-Matric Study Assistance

Following the Mentorship program the Foundation will invite applications from learners for financial assistance towards their post matric studies. The Foundation follows a stringent selection process to identify one (or more) deserving student/s with an exceptional academic track record.

All studies must be undertaken in Gauteng and the successful candidate/s will be required to enter into a formal contract with the Mosehla Foundation.

All applicants will be required to complete an application form and submit all the requested supporting documentation including:
  • Letter of recommendation from their school
  • Own motivation to support their application
  • Budget
  • Short business plan, and
  • Sustainability plan


  • Geographical area funded: Tembisa, Gauteng

  • One Secondary School selected for a Grade 12 after-school readiness mentorship program

  • Grade 12 learner/s from the same secondary school selected for sponsorship towards post-matric studies

  • All shortlisted schools and candidates must avail themselves for face-to-face interviews