Student with passion to help others
Passionate about uplifting those around him, a University of Fort Hare (UFH) accounting postgraduate has launched the Kepe Foundation to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Siyasibulela Kepe, 24, who hails from Cala in the Transkei, said the foundation ran sports days, tutoring sessions and motivational tours at under-resourced schools in and around Buffalo City.
“I started helping others with homework and this spilled over into bigger events. I wanted to make others see their value because I believe we all have talent and potential. When I came to East London to study, I wanted to continue my pursuit of this passion and started the Kepe Foundation,” Kepe said.
Kepe, who sometimes has to use money from his own pocket, said he relies on crowd-funding to keep the foundation going.
“I also have received funding from the Buffalo City Metro. The work cannot stop because of lack of funds, it is very close to my heart,” he said.
The foundation, which also has outreach programmes, hopes to inspire men to be role models.
Kepe has also applied to be part of the Model United Nations which will take place in Malaysia in January 2019 and has been selected as a finalist. He is appealing to members of the public for assistance with funds to attend the event.
For more information, contact Kepe on 073-447-1002.