- Media personality Lasizwe Dambuza and his team have managed to successfully raise R1 million for disadvantaged students
- The campaign started as a small crowdfunding initiative to help students pay their tuition
- As the project's popularity grew, celebrities also joined and made massive donations
Lasizwe and a few industry friends have been busy with a campaign to raise money for students amid the fees protests. The YouTube sensation asked his fans and followers to pledge just R10 towards the cause.
Many media personalities joined and pledged a lot more than that and it seems the money has been pouring in. Lasizwe took to Twitter to reveal that they had met the R1 million target for their fundraising. He said:
“WE DID IT!!!!!!! WE RAISED R1 000 000.00 IN 5 DAYS!! #R10GOESALONGWAY AAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! OH MY GOSH! WE DID IT!!”
The large amount of money was gathered in just under a week and Lasizwe could not be more proud of himself. Social media users also congratulated the comedian and his team. Twitter user Michael_Bucwa said:
“This is incredible. Your hard work has paid off. You have used your Influence and Leadership to help Those in need. I pray that you will find more success in all that you lay hands on. Thank you.”
“That is awesome. If we can do this, we can also build African University like they build only white university.”
“I started with this project from day 1, it has been successful indeed.”
“Congratulations to you all and may God bless you.”
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that social media personality Lasizwe Dambuza has shared a heartwarming post on social media. Lasizwe spoke about the protests at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) over the financial exclusion of certain students.
Lasizwe has now pledged to contribute R10 000 towards any deserving student's fees. The reality television star said the winner would be picked randomly from his subscribers on his YouTube channel on 18 March.
South Africans have taken to Lasizwe's replies section on Twitter to ask the personality if he could choose them.
"I'm a student at UNISA studying a bachelor of education. I would appreciate it if I had the assistance with my study fees, this 10k would help me finish this year and be able to work and my dreams would come true. Attached are my last year's results and the money I owe."
"I'm a third-year student at Richfield graduate institute of technology. I'm studying business administrator specializing in supply chain management. I need to pay at least 50% of my outstanding fees to register for my final year or pay just R3500 which is for registrations."
SifisoFigo1 replied in response:
"Good evening Lasizwe I would like you to help me with my tuition fees I'm only left with 6 modules to finish my course. I'm a Rosebank College student and I've met you twice and told you about my situation in finance. Getting help from you will definitely make my dream come true."
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