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Lawrence Khekhe

Lawrence Khekhe, 29, founded the LK Educational Foundation (LKEF) six years ago, as well as the Eyethu National Computer College three years ago. He hails from the dusty streets of Evaton in the Vaal Triangle, Gauteng. He runs his foundation with a group of volunteers who identified major issues in the community that needed to be addressed.

The LKEF’s main goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. As part of the foundation’s work, Lawrence has distributed school shoes to those most in need in his community.

One of the initiatives run by this organisation is the Youth Life Programme, which is in direct response to the growing number of young people who are either falling through the cracks at school or are unemployed. The main aim of this programme is to identify youth who struggle as they transition into adulthood. They are offered a positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives.

Find out more about the LK Educational Foundation.

Nominated in category: Compassion

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