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Mfundo Radebe promised to make a difference in South Africa after completing his Harvard studies. He is heading back home to fulfill his promise!


In 2015 we shared the inspirational story of Mfundo Radebe a matric student at the time, that had received a full scholarship to attend Harvard university in the USA. Radebe promised that he would use the opportunity to better South Africa in the future.

Radebe is due back in May and has already started his plan to make a difference. He has set up an initiative to assist underprivileged learners across the country. Using the relationships he has created while in the USA he has been able to set up an important network back here in South Africa which will ensure that the underprivileged learners thrive.

The Dlulisa Initiative will collect resources from private schools and companies and distribute them to those in need. The goal is to provide a consistent stream of resources to underprivileged schools.

“We already have significant commitments from private schools and companies to form those pivotal relationships that will allow the initiative to succeed. When I arrive in South Africa in May, the initiative will kick off and collections from the schools that have signed up will begin. We have also received several endorsements, including from Nobel Prize Laureate, Wole Soyinka,”

Radebe focused on his studies while at Harvard and was inspired by his friends who were completely moved by his story and his success’s. He used their emotions about his story to fuel the idea of making a bigger difference. He hopes that his story can become the norm! That giving each child an equal chance will be the difference.

“I recognise that where I am today is through hard work, yes, but it is also about luck. That is why I think that every child should be given an equal playing field so that they can be the best that they can be.”

“This is what we owe every single South African child as a country. It feels like a deep personal commitment that I think we should all undertake.”

Sources: The South African
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