Making a difference: Bonang Matheba to open a primary school in Soweto

Making a difference: Bonang Matheba to open a primary school in Soweto

- Bonang Matheba is arguably one of Mzansi biggest celebs but she's about more than just fame

- Our Queen B wants to better the lives of others, especially young girls

- The award-winning entertainer has set her heart on building a school in Soweto and she's going to make it happen.

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Earlier this year, Bonang Matheba expressed her desire to build a primary school and now it seems her dream is becoming a reality.

TimesLIVE reports that during an interview with SA's Queen B, she said she has a special place in her heart for Soweto, and that's where the school will be built.

"My late grandmother used to live in Soweto hence I want the school there. I am very fond of that place because she lived there."

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Surprisingly, Bonang wanted to be a teacher but a career in the world of glitz and glamour was her destiny.

Bonang grew up surrounded by teachers, gathered.

"I am surrounded by a lot of teachers. My one aunty is a primary school teacher, my mother is a former teacher and my father is a lecturer at the University of Limpopo."

The celeb wants her school to be private but open to the public and driven by the community.

"It will be a private school but open to the public where no one will have to pay. It will be a community-driven school where community people will get to work at the school as well as mothers in the area."

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As if that's not enough, Bonang will also help put 300 girls through school before 2030 with the use of her bursary fund.

"I've taken in ten girls this year because everyone else has graduated. I just want to find ways of how I can be a champion for somebody else. That means a lot to me."

Bonang continues to be an inspiration that is not only about making millions or winning awards - she has a truly caring heart.

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