Motlogelwa Pheto

Course Attended: Live Sound and Event Production

Flourishing far from home

‘When you’re looking for a course, especially if you’re looking online, you have to be thorough and make sure it’s everything you need. MAINZ has met all my expectations.’

A member of the Botswana Defence Force (Band Wing), Motlogelwa Pheto was offered sponsorship to undertake further education in an area that would be of benefit in his work. After considering many options, he decided the Certificate in Live Sound and Event Production was the right choice for him. ‘When I saw MAINZ offered live sound, lighting and rigging, music and event management – in effect, the whole package in one programme – I knew it was what I wanted.’

From the moment he first made contact, Pheto says the staff at MAINZ had been extremely helpful and, although his wife had to stay in Botswana, he says he’s hardly had time to be lonely. He’s plunged himself into the programme, determined to make the most of it and learn as much as he can. ‘This course is excellent; it’s given me so much. I’m picking up very good skills. And the people … they’re warm and friendly. They’ve looked after me so well. Checked on me to make sure I’m okay. It’s just amazing.’

I’m a member of the Botswana Defence Force (Band Wing) and was offered sponsorship to undertake further education in an area that would be of benefit in my work. I’d been looking for the right course for a long time and finally found it at MAINZ. This programme is excellent. It’s exactly what I expected and I’m picking up very good skills. The people at MAINZ have really looked after me, they’re warm and friendly and always helpful. This is my first and longest trip out of Africa, it’s great to feel so well supported every step of the way.

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‘I was looking for a course that offered a dedicated lighting programme until I came across MAINZ and saw it was offering live sound and lighting.’

‘When I discovered it was a music-related course I thought I could do it, because music and lighting always go together.’

‘When I saw MAINZ offered live sound, lighting and rigging, music and event management – in effect, the whole package in one programme – I knew it was what I wanted.’

‘It was easy to get here. I was always in contact with MAINZ, always seeking advice and they offered great assistance. Everything went well.’

‘This is my first and longest trip out of Africa, so it’s been great to feel so well supported every step of the way.’

Pheto says he’ll always rate MAINZ as one of the best times in his life. ‘This is my first and longest trip out of Africa, so it’s been great to feel so well supported every step of the way.’

‘The staff at MAINZ are very good at taking care of people. They’re lovely.’

‘Every performer or band at every event comes with a plan. If you set up according to the plan, things should go smoothly.’

'This programme has been exactly what I expected and has given me so much.’

‘When you’re looking for a course, especially if you’re looking online, you have to be thorough and make sure it’s everything you need. MAINZ has met all my expectations.’

‘I’m picking up very good skills at MAINZ.’

‘This course has been so good for me. When I go home, I know I’ll have the skills to be of benefit in my work.’

‘People at MAINZ are interested, they’re curious. They’re warm and friendly and always helpful. They’ve looked after me so well. Checked on me to make sure I’m okay. I feel at home here.’