It has not even been 24 hours since Xolisa Shenxani shared his story with Mzansi, asking South Africans for help, and already his future is looking much brighter.
On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za reported on Shenxani's story, from his disadvantaged background to the financial difficulties standing in the way of his dream of becoming a pilot.
His mentor, Phillip Bellstedt, created a back-a-buddy campaign to help fund Shenxani's education after they managed to enroll him in a private school.
"Phillip soon noticed that despite Xolisa’s commitment, it seemed that Xolisa’s dream of becoming a pilot was in jeopardy, with the ongoing learner strikes and overcrowded classrooms he experienced at his public school and Xolisa was eventually enrolled at Valsbaai High School!" BackaBuddy captioned a video on Facebook.
"The campaign aims to cover the R39 651 shortfall of Xolisa’s grade 11 year and the cost of his matric year estimate to cost R50 970," Zane Groenewald wrote.
Not even a day after he and Bellstedt asked South Africans for help to fund his education, Shenxani received a massive R100k donation from an anonymous donor, Good Things Guy reported.
Taking to social media, Bellstedt thanked the anonymous donor for the massive donation towards Shenxani's dream.
"Thanks to an anonymous donation of R 101 500 received yesterday, Xolisa's private school education is now 96% funded!" BackaBuddy captioned an update on Facebook.
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