The 2017 National Annual Career Expo in Lesotho kicked off on the 17th of March in the district of Thabo-Tseka with an aim to impact young students across 5 selected districts in Lesotho. Officially opened by the Deputy Minister of Education Ntate Thabang Kholumo, the Career Expo is expected to reach out to an estimated total of 12,000 students from the selected districts (Thaba Tseka, Botha-Bothe, Berea, Quthing and Maseru).
Under the theme ‘The ball is your court’, which highlights the students’ responsibility to make the right choices when it comes to their academic future and careers, the Career Expo which will run for 5days, will see 5 tertiary institutions and universities from Lesotho and South Africa exhibiting their products to young students to educate and guide them on their prospects.
In line with the Higherlife Foundation’s goal of raising 2 million African Leaders by 2020, the Career Expo is a great platform for Higherlife Foundation to empower young Africans to make the right decisions on career paths to follow to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities.
The Career Expo will also give the students an opportunity to register for the Higherlife Foundation’s Mentorship program that offers them all round support and encourages them to grow into responsible leaders in their communities.
Through this expo, the Higherlife Foundation team plans to educate students on the available career options in line with 21st century skills as well as educate students on funding options available to them through scholarships and bursaries.
The 2017 Career Expo marks the 8th year of the Career Expo since its inception in 2009 and the third year for Higherlife Foundation as the main sponsor.