A letter received from Godfery:
During the second term in 2012, while I was in Grade 12 in Bakwena Secondary school in Limpopo, I was introduced to the Winning Teams Programme for Mathematics and Physical Science. At that stage our attitudes towards Maths and Science was really bad. We did not understand what we were being taught and we were bored with the teacher. We accepted that we were going to fail.
From the time we started using Winning Teams Methodology the atmosphere in the classroom changed. We learnt how to engage with each other, have group discussions and evaluate our progress. We really enjoyed playing the game and have fun while learning. The learning material that Winning Teams gave us was good to use and also to prepare for the examinations. In short Winning Teams played a big role in producing an A Student in me.
Winning Teams not only helped me achieve an A mark in my NSC examinations for Mathematics and Physical Science but gave me an opportunity during my gap year to help other learners from my school, as well as other schools in the circuit, improve their Maths and Science marks. This kept my mind busy during the time I was waiting to go to university. As I come from a disadvantaged community, I was able to encourage others like me not to give up hope and to believe in oneself.
My experience using the Winning Teams methodology taught me about teamwork which I have been applying since leaving school. I got a bursary to study Medicine outside of the country. I say thanks to Winning Teams for all the support it gave me and their belief in me. I urge companies and people to support the good work Winning Teams is doing among young people like me.