The Sbusiso Leope Education Foundation (SLEF) pioneered by media personality and entrepreneur Sibusiso Leope, better known as DJ Sbu, is set to raise a million rand for charity.
This will help the foundation extend a helping hand to deserving matriculants to further their education.
Thus, in the bid to increase the number of bursaries that are already in circulation, the Sbusiso Leope Education Foundation, will be holding a benefit concert at Moriting Park in Tembisa next month.
Some of the big shots in the entertainment industry including Zola, Mafikizolo, DJ Tira, DJ Maphorisa and Mdu Masilela will storm the concert which will be held on March 4. The artists are donating their services for free to help the cause.
Over 500 bursaries have already been given out to deserving matriculants and DJ Sbu aims at increasing the number this year.
“We have done really well with the foundation but I think we can do so much more. Our aim is to now raise a million rand and really push the number of bursaries given much higher,” Sbu said in an interview.
According to Sbu, the foundation has already raised up to R100 000 through donations which was what they realised in last year’s benefit concert. Thus, they need an additional R900 000 to reach this year’s target.
“Two entrepreneurs have already contributed to the benefit concert. So we’ve met our target for last year but now we just have to raise the remaining R900,000 to reach this year’s target,” said Sbu.
At the end of the concert, every single cent raised would be put into the bursary fund borne out of Sbu’s desire to see South Africa become a global powerhouse.
“The only way that we as a nation are going to make an impact on the continent and the world is by providing a bright future for coming generations. Too many creative and intelligent people are never able to fulfill their potential, and contribute meaningfully to our society, because they are never given the opportunity to study further and develop their talents.
“That is what we aim to give these students with the Sbusiso Leope Education Foundation: a chance to improve themselves. A chance to make South Africa better,” Sbu said.
Tickets for this year’s concert will be sold at Computicket at R150 for general access and R1,000 for VIP.
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