Impossible is nothing,” it seems impossible until it is done” These are the words of Lebohang khitsane. In just 14 days he managed to arrange close to R800000-00 of funding to assist 7 bright but underprivileged matriculants from Katlehong. Bursaries, Laptops, smart phones, modems and return flight tickets for the UCT students were also arranged with the help of friends, the Ekurhuleni govt and business associates. A further R70000 was raised to act primarily as a monthly stipend, that will be paid in tranches of R1000 per month per students.
The event held at the generous Birchwood Hotel this past Friday, was after all in aid of seven top achieving matriculants from the Katlehong. In attendenance, well-wishers, ekurhuleni representatives, leading local businessmen, academic leaders, parents and the generally proud community of Katlehong.
Keeping the attendees enthralled was Kaya FM’s day time radio show host Thabo T-Bos Mokwele, a generous man himself having donated some funds towards the pocket money of two of the three Cape Town based students. Four thought provoking speeches by international award winning Mpho Lakaje from the E-News Channel, ENCA. Mpho hosts the inspirational show titled Against All Odds. The guest speakers imparted a wealth of inspirational words directed at the seven students but impacting on all those that attended.
This was made possible by the working together of Bataung Granite Holdings, Saville Consulting International, Smartcom, Bidal Attorneys at law, Mbuyela Holdings, stockvel Voice,Black Key,Thabo Mokwele & Birchwood Hotel who contributed to the success of the fundraiser.
by Lebo Mukansi