Mpho Mogapi

Mpho Mogapi is a Cluster Manager, responsible for the implementation of children, young women and girls programmes in five provinces at Soul City Institute for Social Justice having joined the organisation as a Fieldworker, fourteen years ago. He has held other positions previously, including being a Coordinator for the Phuza-Wize campaign which was aimed at creating safer drinking spaces, Provincial Manager in the North West and District Manager leading five organizations that were contracted as sub recipients by SCI to implementing the Global Fund Programme for young women and girls in Bojanala, North West province.

Mpho believes that young women must know their rights and learn necessary skills to stand up for themselves and raise their voices to deal with the ills they are faced with daily. He is passionate about access to sexual reproductive health and rights for young women, especially in the townships, villages and rural areas. Mpho loves engaging young women through dialogue on gender-based violence and has done a few radio interviews, covering topics like the dangers of underage alcohol drinking, contraceptives and services rendered at Thuthuzela Care Centres. He wrote an article about taverns and shebeens which was published in the Sowetan newspaper.

Mpho obtained a Primary Teachers Diploma from the defunct Transvaal College of Education and a B-Tech in Education Management from the then Technikon Pretoria and certificates in training, facilitation, management and column writing. He taught for twelve years in Kagiso, a township West of Johannesburg in Gauteng province, South Africa where he lives.