Welcome to ThinkBig39


About Us


Building a tradition of education empowerment through partnerships, bridging the gap between high school and university.


To be the leading organisation in the townships on assisting learners to be successful in their studies, matriculate and enroll into institutions of higher learning.


Our envisioned tomorrow's solution for South Africa Today. ThinkBig39 is a registered(133-346NPO) academic oriented organisation which aims on assisting high school learners to be successful in their studies towards their respective careers, through motivation; mentorship; tutorship; providing information about higher institutions and bursaries and effective study method; career guidance. Empower university student to change their communities by becoming members of the organisation and provide above listed services.

Three Core Functional pillars


Upon realization that learners are easily demotivated by their current state of their community, we provide motivation through our Ambassadors (volunteer to the organization who is currently student at an institution of higher learning or currently working as professional) since they have already walked the path that the learners are walking.

We will also provide it through people who have already achieved in life that offer to provide their knowledge through our organisation.


The education aspect encompasses mentorship, tutoring,career guidance and information session. We provide mentorship through peer-to-peer, learners to student, student to student and student/learner to professional. Our mentorship is effective because we monitor it as an organisation and all mentors report back to the organisation on the progress of their mentee.

We provide tutoring to High school learners during schools breaks through our program called action week which consist of summer and winter schools.We provide career guidance based on the collective knowledge of our ambassadors and experience they have about career paths available in institutions of higher learning. Our career guidance is aligned with National Development Plan (vision 2025). And finally provide information about institutions, Funding, companies, training institution,Learnerships, apprenticeships and internships.


We believe that to sustain the impact that we will have on this learners we need to groom them as leaders so that they can go back to their communities and provide that sustain leadership through our leadership course we provide to both learners and the students.We also instill the entrepreneurship mentality in them to benefit their communities by boosting their local economy through businesses and consequently providing opportunities for the learners of those communities to benefit. We groom leaders who will come back and benefit their respective communities.

Branches: We currently have three functional branches which are Phalaborwa branch (Limpopo), University of Pretoria branch (Gauteng) and Tembisa Branch (Gauteng). Consisting of 40 Ambassadors from University of Pretoria (21 students), University of Witswatersrand (4 students), university of Limpopo (5 students), University of Johannesburg (4 students), University of Cape Town (2 student), Tshwane University of Technology (2 students), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (1 student) and Capricorn College (1 student). Services Rendered (2012- 2014)

In 2012 We provided motivation session for Grade 12 of Nkateko High School. We had action week (winter school) for Grade 12 of Nkateko high School and Majeje high School. We were tutoring mathematics,Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.

Our Services

We offer a wide range of friendly and helpful services to young people.


We offer classes to high school learners during winter holidays.

Universities & Bursaries

We assist in the process of appplying to universities and funding if possible.


We provide the learners with mentors apropriate to their desired field of study.

TVET Colleges & funding

We assist with applying to and getting funding.

Jobs and Graduate Programmes

We post latest jobs and graduate programmes.


We Offer motivation sessions for any setup.


Our Journey



Hear what some of the people that we have had a chance of changing their lives have to say about ThinkBig39. Sometimes it is easier to hear from the one's who have received assistance, here are their testimonies:

Themba Mathebula

Computer Scientist
At one point I had given up on ever finishing my studies and members of ThinkBig39 helped me get back to my feet.

Our Team

The masterminds behind ThinkBig39, these are the people who ensure that the next generation is granted the opportunities that they need to go to the next level, the people who will lift your hands when you feel you can't take it anymore. Meet the team :

Brighton Mkhonto


Presly Ngwako Moremi

Deputy Chairperson(Marketing)

Ntwanano Sipho Mapfumari

Secretary general

Itumeleng Shiburi


Contact Us

For more details about ThinkBig39 or to make a booking here are our details:

13 Kakelaar Street
Birch Acres, Kempton Park 1618

+27 79 339 4431

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