By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
A SOSHANGUVE COMMUNITY activist has started an initiative to help a student who can’t afford university registration fees. John Molepo of the Youth Empowerment Organisation is raising funds to help more than 50 students which registration fees for university next year with an initiative called Thusa ngwana geno.
In an interview Molepo said there are more students who are at home because they can’t afford registration fees for universities, some ended dropping out and South Africa needs more academics to help to grow our economy.
“Thusa ngwana geno is an initiative that helps prospective students that are accepted to any South African institution of higher learning with registration fee and tuition fees and stationery. We aim to help more than 50 students each and every year and this will reduce the number of students who are dropping because of lack of funds or their family background.
“We asked donations from R5 on the streets and we also invite South Africans to donate to by depositing money into our bank account. This will help more students who can’t afford to have a chance of registering at tertiary institutions. With more academics this will help to grow our economy,” said Molepo.
Molepo said he was impressed by taxi drivers who contributed to the initiative not forgetting other motorists on busy Es’kia Mphahlele Road in Pretoria. He urges other people including the organizations and companies to support this initiation by donating or adopting the students who can’t afford university registration fees.
“I also invite other graduates and volunteers who wish to join us to raise funds on the road are welcome to join us because it is our responsibility to help an African child to get an education,” added Molepo.
Individuals, companies and organization who are interested to contribute to the fund can deposit their contributions to Youth Empowerment Organisation, Nedbank, Account Number: 1158322933. They can also call John Molepo at 0767502300. firstname.lastname@example.org