My name is Kwena Mabye, a young lady from Johannesburg, South Africa. I recently got afforded the opportunity of fulfilling my long -timedream of attending the LSE Summer School. This is taking place in July/August 2018 and will cost R70 000 for accommodation and tuition (approximately 4176 British pounds). Yes, I also choked at this amount. A huge sum of money indeed, but nothing is impossible when you have a pocket full of dreams.I would greatly appreciate your help with donations of any amount towards my R70 000 goal. A brief synopsis about me, below:
I was born and raised in Tembisa, a township in the East Rand of Johannesburg. Upon matriculating with distinction from Benoni High school, I pursued my undergraduate degree in a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics, at the University of Cape Town. My passion for the study and South African policy had me elected as one of ten university students in the 2014 national Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget speech competition. This competition invites “young bright economic minds” to participate in economic debate by posing challenging economic scenarios to be researched and presented before a panel of prominent government, civic and business leaders. Later, I was chosen to be a scholar of the University of Cape Town & London School of Economics July school, where I obtained a distinction in my “Business Innovation at the base of the Pyramid” short course. I then went on to do my B.com Economics Honours degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. More recently, I was elected as a One Young World Ambassador for South Africa, in recognition of my community work in advancing education, youth employment and economic growth. One Young World is a UK based organization that gathers young leaders from around the world to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.