Young man needs Mzansi’s help to achieve dream of becoming a pilot

Young man needs Mzansi’s help to achieve dream of becoming a pilot

- Sizwe Khawula is an aspiring pilot from KZN

- He dropped out of aviation school because of lack of funds

- He started an online fundraising campaign to help him achieve his dream

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A young man from KwaZulu-Natal needs Mzansi's help to realise his childhood dream of becoming a commercial pilot.

Sizwe Khawula shared his story of determination with the East Coast Radio recently, Briefly.co.za gathered.

He said watching planes fly across the sky ignited his dream when he was still a boy in his village.

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Sizwe enrolled at an aviation school, but had to drop out because of lack of funding. Providing for his family then became a priority.

The determined youth works in a production line at a Cup-a-Soup factory. He's however determined to achieve his dream: "I believe no matter what, I'm going to finish this course."

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Sizwe therefore started an online fundraising campaign to help him re-enrol. His backabuddy.co.za page can be found here.

On the page, Sizwe said he passed all his private pilot licence theory exams "with flying colours." His target is R485,000 and he has raised R46,000 so far. He added:

Your generosity could turn a village boy from Nkalokazi into a commercial pilot and will be highly appreciated by me and my family.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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