Anele Mdoda together with local government official and Domestos visited Thembalethu Primary School in Lusikisiki this week to break ground on the country’s first fully crowdfunded school toilets.
Last year, Anele teamed up with giant cleaning brand, Domestos to form a partnership aimed at building toilets for two schools in the Eastern Cape.
Back then, Anele requested assistance from South African citizens to dig deep into their pockets to contribute to her crowdfunding campaign to help her reach her ambitious goal in raising R1.1 million to help build toilets.
Since her public plea in November, the establishment of the campaign gained momentum and this week, Anele, local government officials and Domestos visited the Thembalethu Primary School in Lusikisiki to start the construction of the country’s first fully crowdfunded school toilets.
Anele took to her Instagram account recently to announce the good news.
"We broke ground !!!! Thanks to the crowd fund which raised 1,1 Million rand Thembalethu Primary School in Lusikisiki won’t be using those toilets you see in this picture for much longer. Proper sanitation in our lifetime for all South African children folks !!!! It was so emotional, even shed a thug tear during my speech but here we are because of you. #Unstoppable #Domestos."
According to ZAlebs, Anele's team released a statement that the campaign received cash donations of more than R130 000 from businesses and consumers, but the bulk of the donations came from a handful of key investors including Norcros SA, Aveng Group, Ithemba Infrastructure Consulting, MMQSMace, Designdex who donated materials and services towards the project.
Anele and her partners are doing great work in providing better and proper sanitation for all South African children.
Just over two weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Anele Mdoda sent a message to her fans after she was caught by surprise from behind by a fan. The media personality was not impressed at being hugged by a stranger without her permission, and she spoke up.
Being a celebrity comes with the loss of a lot of things - privacy being the biggest one. It's common knowledge that celebs have their privacy invaded, but at some point there has to be a line that people don't cross.
It seems that this line was crossed for local celeb, Anele Mdoda. She took to social media to ask her fans to please keep their hands to themselves, as reported on by ZAlebs. We can imagine that a surprise ambush by an over-eager fan could be quite uncomfortable.
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