It’s the second month of the year, and already we have experienced something INCREDIBLE at Education Africa. On Friday, 17th February 2023, Kevin Hart, comedian and Hollywood box office powerhouse, visited our school Masibambane College in Orange Farm as a guest of Education Africa. He was accompanied by HE Dr. Reuben E. Brigety II, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of South Africa, and Lord Matt Scheckner, Chairman of Advertising Week and President of Education Africa Inc.
Social cohesion is a cornerstone of Education Africa and this time our school Masibambane College played a massive part in achieving this. Our esteemed guests undertook an interactive tour of the school before Kevin Hart took to the stage to engage in conversation with some 2 000 school learners. The learners who braved the wet weather and participated in this social cohesion event represented the following schools: Masibambane College; St John’s College; Highlands North High School; Leshata Secondary School, Mphethi Mahlatsi High School; Jabulile Secondary School and Aha-Thuto Secondary School. They were not aware that Mr Hart would be addressing them, and when they realised the level of excitement was off the charts!
Kevin Hart also shared the stage with 5 of the high school learners, answered their questions, and offered some heartfelt words of motivation to the enthusiastic audience. He also had the chance to experience our Marimba Hub and Early Childhood Development projects. He expressed how moved he was by the people he had met at the school.
Lastly, Kevin Hart urged the learners to take advantage of their education –
“I challenge you guys to take advantage of your now; I challenge you to think about your future. Be a future leader; be a ground-breaker; be a changer – that’s what you’re supposed to do because you are the next generation. You are the future of South Africa. If you want change, then make change.”
We believe that this incredible experience is just the beginning of what Education Africa will experience this year – here’s to Making real change Happen.
By James Urdang