- Khanyi Mbau has partnered up with businessman Tim Hogins to do something for the youth
- The pair will be helping Mzansi young people with financial aid and employment
- Speaking in an exclusive interview with Briefly.co.za, Tim shed more light on the project
Khanyi Mbau is on a mission to help the youth of Mzansi to achieve their dreams through education.
Joining forces with businessman Tim Hogins, the pair are committed to funding young people’s education and finding them employment and mentorship programmes.
Hogins is the successful CEO of Green Outdoor Gyms. The businessman went from being a security guard to becoming the owner of a multi-million-rand company.
Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Hogins explained that the ZA Youth Movement (ZAYM) was created to empower, employ and protect Mzansi youth. According to him, the initiative was accessible to anyone from 12 to 40 years of age regardless of race or gender.
ZAYM is a non-political and non -profit organisation that was created to cater to the growing disgruntled and disenfranchised youth of South Africa. Hogins believes that the youth are on the brink of a revolt due to hunger and unemployment. His solution was to create ZAYM with plans to provide financial and physical preservation and protection.
“I feel that helping people is something that is close to me and will be a part of my legacy.”
“Having grown up in poverty myself, I understand what it’s like. I know what it’s like to beg for food from the neighbours. I now own 10 businesses and I believe I have the experience to help others”
Explaining the partnership further, Khanyi Mbau took to social media to share that over the past few months, she has been receiving messages from young people looking for financial assistance.
“My DMS have been filled with youth sending me messages asking me to help them with their tuition, food, accommodation or just help them find work.”
She went on to say:
“I’ve come together with a few friends to form something called the ZA Youth Movement (ZAYM). This is where we would like to create a portal, where we can find solutions to help the youth help themselves.”
The initiative is accessible to anyone who meets the age restriction at a cost of only R10 a month.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Nomzamo Mbatha has warmed up hearts in Mzansi after sharing that her foundation had a lot to give this festive season. The Nomzamo Lighthouse Foundation has announced that they have R1 million worth of bursaries to give away to young people across South Africa.
"It’s my honour to announce that Hollywood Bets has trusted my Nomzamo Lighthouse Foundation once again with a sponsorship of a further R1 million for us to award South African youth who wish to pursue their tertiary education or who have outstanding fees," wrote Nomzamo on Instagram.
At the beginning of 2020, Nomzamo's foundation gave away over R500 000 worth of bursaries to 70 young people across Mzansi.
Nomzamo said that from her heart, this is a Christmas gift to the people who are in need of financial assistance. Mzansi social media users were impressed with Nomzamo's initiative and took to the comments to give her praise:
ntsikamusic said: "This is simply incredible. Makukhanye. Makwande. Makubenjalo."
kenncolt said: "So proud of you, you did it again power woman."
thobile343 commented: "Thank you Nomzamo for always looking out for the youth of South Africa. May the Lord keep your light shining all the days of your life."
amanda.dambuza commented: "I love you and your work."
lerato_kgari said: "You are an inspiration."
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