Champion South Africa has seen, at close quarters, how interventions are catalysts for immediate returns. We started #LobbyForOne, a call out to individuals and businesses to sponsor one identifiable person to open pathways to educational excellence. Pumela Salela, the Brand SA UK Country Manager, responded to that call by paying for the flight costs that have allowed Naledi Molewa to study interior architecture in Cyprus. The Caring Women’s Forum headed by Zaheera Bham -Ismail has played a huge role in impacting the society far beyond their own. Katie Mohamed of W- Suite picked up Champion South Africa’s #LobbyForOne to host a high tea for women – she then collaborated with the Muslim Students Association to help Identify students that needed pathways opened. A minimum of six young black disadvantaged Muslim students and possibly a lot more will have their tertiary education paid for thanks to interventions by people like you – South Africans that care deeply about shifting the status quo in our country. Just recently I heard about Tshimologong, IT precinct CEO -Lesley Williams, buddying up with her neighbours to share produce, swop or pay it forward with fruit and vegetables above her own consumption. This is to help reduce costs at the community level for people reeling from the economic fallout of Covid-19. 

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