- Destiny Wisani Hlungwani was in Grade 7 when he attended a camp that would change his life
- Hlungwani wrote on a piece of paper that he dreamed of becoming a pilot
- Now, with the help of a caring couple, he is realising that dream
Eight years ago, Destiny Wisani Hlungwani attended the Children in the Wilderness Eco-Camp - a camp that helps improve the lives of underprivileged children.
Hlungwani, and the other kids at camp, wrote down their dreams on a piece of paper. His was to become a pilot - a dream he is working hard towards.
After matriculating with six distinctions, Hlungwani went on to study aeronautical engineering at Wits.
His marks were so good that he was awarded a full bursary by the Civil Aviation Authority, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Hlungwani is currently in his second year at Wits and his journey has been witnessed by Janet Wilkinson - the co-ordinator for the SA branch of the wilderness programme.
Wilkinson and Mike White decided to honour Hlungwani, Good Things Guy reported. They awarded Hlungwani with his first flight on a small plane.
White assisted Hlungwani with his first flight and the young man had a taste of his dream. Taking to social media, Wilkinson posted snaps of the special moment.
"Mike White, making a dream come true, took Destiny Hlungwani flying for first time ever. Destiny looks like a natural pilot! Me - I'm still not a great passenger," she captioned the post.
South Africans were inspired by the story and they applauded the Wilkinsons for helping the young man with his dreams.
Miles Crisp commented: "This is just wonderful. Well done to all of you."
Janet Kleyn added: "Aaah flip that’s amazing!!! So glad you were there to witness this moment."
Brett Wallington said: "So awesome. Making dreams come true."
Trent Sinclair wrote: "Man this is special. Well done Destiny. Mike and CITW you are all making a difference."
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