COVER STORY 2:
Model Kholofelo Lekganyane (25), known for her title as Miss Limpopo 2014, gives us a sight to her life and also talks about being confident and life after the Miss Limpopo.
Kholofelo was born in a small township called Mankweng in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. She was raised by her hardworking and God-fearing single mother who inspires her to work hard for what she deserves in life. “My childhood was great”, she says.
One may look at Kholo is just a model, but the 25 year old holds two degrees; One honors degree in Social Work and one Junior degree in Psychology. Her passion also involves motivational speaking, MC as well as Mentoring. “I am currently mentoring a group of ten young girls coming from underprivileged family backgrounds”, she says. Kholo does what she believes it is a calling with great passion and believes in lifting up one’s soul with her courageous words through her motivational sessions.
BEING OBEDIENT TO CALLING:
Kholo has always had the love for giving from a very young age, and this contributes towards her eager to paying attention on her calling.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY:
After her title as Miss Limpopo 2014, Kholo has been involved in numerous projects that contribute towards the development of her local municipality and changing lives. “I feel very honoured to have been
able to help families in our community”, she says. The 25 year old has helped a family of six living in a shack build a house and also assisted the man of the family to acquire employment from the locals. With her passion for people, she also donated electrical appliances to Mogaung
Hospice in Mankweng which caters for ill people. Kholo says that she believes that giving back to the community is one of the great things that one can show appreciation and care. “I remember some day when I was young. I told my mom that I needed to give away my school uniform and she was really shocked. I come from a giving family. Sharing is caring. I also believe that helping someone else is a great thing because we never know where we may need help from”, she says. In her pageants, she always make sure that she has an educational sponsor who will sponsor the young girls for she has a strong passion for seeing young girls reaching their goals and dreams, especially education. Modelling can be temporal, therefore they should have something that they can fall back on.
Kholo has had numerous projects of which she believes that through them, many lives have been changed drastically. “I was awarded an award for the youngest Philanthropist Limpopo by the FAME SA”, she says. She is currently running her self-titled foundation “Kholofelo Lekganyane Foundation”, which puts its focus on vulnerable women and children. “No child should go to bed with an empty stomach, they all need good care”, she says. Kholefolo also adds that her aim is to empower young women within her community and is also on the process of getting sponsors.
JOURNEY TO MISS LIMPOPO:
With her strong desire to being crowned Miss Limpopo, Kholofelo entered the competition for the first time in 2013 and was crowned as Miss Limpopo 2nd Princess and when she entered again in 2014, she was crowned Miss Limpopo queen. “It has taught me that not all glitter is gold and has created magnificent opportunities after the crowning. Life after the title is just awesome knowing that I represent my Province wherever I go and make sure that I do the best to represent in a good way”, she sa
A 25 year old kholofelo has always had a passion for giving back to her community.