Nngadiseng Motaung

When Nngadiseng Motaung first heard a student on TV use the word “university” she had to look up what it meant. From that day on this small-town Free State girl was determined to study at one. This goal fitted her mother’s advice that “it is not your choice to be born poor, but to die […]

Maher Abu Ghanim

As one of ten children in his family in Tel Sheva, a Bedouin town near Beer Sheva, Maher realised that the best way to improve his life and help his community was by going to university. He decided to become a doctor because he saw members of his extended family dying for lack of access […]

Helena Meyer

Helena Meyer’s journey epitomises the power of tenacity and education to make revolutionary change happen in one generation. To say that Helena’s childhood was tough would be an understatement. She was born into a large ultra-orthodox family with 11 brothers and sisters in a northern Israel industrial town. When she was 12 years old, her mother became ill and […]

Bomikazi Ndovela

Bomikazi Ndovela comes from a family who understand the importance of education, but she is aware that many other young South Africans do not. Finishing off an honour’s degree in financial analysis and portfolio management, the 22-year-old has the world of finance at her feet, but her ambition is to help improve others’ lives, either […]

Simon Ravivi

Simon’s family moved to Hadera in Israel from Russia when he was four years old. His parents found that there were limited opportunities for work because they did not have university degrees – a lesson that they passed on to their children early on. Simon decided that he must go to university, and his sister […]

Nontsikelelo Mdontsane

When Nontsikelelo Mdontsane was born in Soweto in 1996, her mother was little older than she is now. Despite becoming a single parent at 21, her mother proved to be an impressive role model and mentor because she doing whatever it took to ensure her daughter got a high-quality education. Ntsiki, as her friends call […]

Voltaire Essa

Remember this name because Voltaire Essa is going to become famous for inventing a world-changing electronic gadget! His parents named him after the great French philosopher, but Voltaire has chosen to become a software engineer and, thanks to Moshal, he’s off to a flying start. Born and educated in a small Arab-Israeli village near Safed, […]

Gal Kachlon

Growing up with a severely disabled father, Gal used to believe that his prospects were limited. Today, on the way to completing his degree in Civil Engineering at Israel’s prestigious Technion Institute, Gal is starting to believe that he can achieve great things. Gal’s first job after school and his army service was installing water pipes […]

Etti Horada

Etti is only in her first year at the University of Haifa but she already understands the many advantages that Moshal has given her. “My father died three years ago, and my mother is not well enough to work. I knew that it was imperative for me to get a university degree in order to […]

Sagi Entenberg

When Sagi’s family broke apart, he never dreamed that he would become part of an even bigger foster family – the Moshal Scholarship family. As one of six children, Sagi was badly affected by his parents’ divorce. His older brothers and sister were already married and starting families of their own, leaving Sagi and his […]