Pupils encouraged
to Dream Big

Founder and Chairman of Motsepe Foundation, Mr Patrice Motsepe encouraged young people to never stop dreaming and pleaded with the parents to do their best to keep their children’s dreams alive.

Motsepe said all this during the Motsepe Foundation National Development Forum Roadshow in Mabopane, City of Tshwane on Tuesday.

“We must encourage our children and tell them that their dreams, aspirations, and goals can be achieved. Their dreams are within reach no matter where they come from. Through hard work and sacrifice you can achieve your goals,” Mr Motsepe said.

Motsepe Foundation Roadshow targeted two municipal districts Tshwane and Madibeng in the north of Gauteng.  With population size of over 3m people, the foundation supports 38 recipients – 21 schools and 17 churches – benefiting over  25 000 learners and 50 000 church congregants.

Each school and church received a donation of R150 000 be used in infrastructure development.

The Motsepe Foundation believes that schools and churches are the core foundation for building better communities and by supporting these institutions the whole community benefits.

The Motsepe Foundation believes that schools and churches are the core foundation for building better communities and by supporting these institutions the whole community benefits.

Co-Founder of the Motsepe Foundation, Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe encouraged pupils to work hard especially in Maths and Science. She said such subjects have many career options that the continent hasn’t yet fully taken advantage of.

Sammy Mashiane, the Principal as Sun Valley Primary School, said this donation will go a long way in building a multi-purpose steel structure. Father Benjamin Moleka said the donation will go towards installing a ceiling and tiles in their church building.

The Motsepe Foundation Roadshow project started in 2016 and goes to all nine provinces, in the 26 most populated districts of the country. In selecting the schools the Foundation works with the Department of Basic Education. The most populated and highest performing schools are chosen for the donations. With the church selections, the Foundation works with the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the selection is based on the most populated churches.

Public applications are not open for this project.

“To all the churches please continue to pray for the nation,” Mr Motsepe urged the churches.