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Actor joins venture to help youth education

By Patience Bambalele | Nov 01, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 25 ]

SCANDAL actor Kagiso Modupe believes poverty can be rooted out by empowering the youth through education.

Modupe, who plays Mangi on e.tv's Scandal, was speaking after being named an ambassador of Agang Sechaba, along with Vanessa Carreira-Coutroulis and Sureshnie Rider.

The three will support Agang Sechaba and its initiatives in developing communities, especially through educational advancement of needy but academically excellent students.

They join other celebs, Basetsana Kumalo and Motshabi Tyelele, who have worked with the organisation for years.

Modupe believes empowering the youth through education is the only way to break the shackles of poverty in South Africa.

"I am happy to be part of this initiative. It will play a big role for kids in the townships. I was once in a position where there were no funds for me to further my education," he says.

The Scandal star says he joined Agang because its values were very much in line with his.

He added that Agang's ambassadors visited schools and offered bursaries to matric pupils who performed well but could not afford a tertiary education.

"Many young black girls from the townships do not go far with their education because they often become pregnant at a young age."

Modupe says working with people like Basetsana Kumalo, who was a true inspiration to young black women, was an honour.

Rider says she became part of Agang because of her passion to impart knowledge and to see children from disadvantaged communities have a fair shot in life.

Businesswoman and former Miss SA Carreira-Coutroulis expressed her love for mentoring the girls that Agang worked with.

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Hey ditlaela tse di a ima papa, the way okareng ba in a competition.

Nov 01, 2011 7:28 | 0 replies

Atleast something is being done ...@Robinh
i second that one it's pointless to be nagetive as some1 out is trying to do something
we can discuss piont fingers an all ..but are we takling the issue no..and the sad thing is
our tax money should be used to finance the youth to go to skool unlike feed infants and the young mother's ...

Nov 01, 2011 2:38 | 0 replies

A 23 year old ka 3 children....hai bana ba ba kwatisa jong

Sandile84
Teenage pregnancy must be made illegal,if a teenage girl is found pregnant then her qualifications must be taken away so she can start at Grade R.
*****************************that is true

Nov 01, 2011 2:38 | 0 replies

Bana ba kasi ba lahlile boss, every kasi guy knows it. The problem is that they like living beyond their means which leads to us, manyora, to take advantage of the situation and get us some easy punane. Essentially its a case of taking advantage of the unemployment in the country to get laid.

Nov 02, 2011 11:44 | 0 replies

we were told to stay away from boys until we finished with std 10 in my time, but today, you fall pregnant while at school you are allowed to attend until is time for you to give birth, and you get money (social grant) for your baby, i even heard that they are planning on building houses for teenage mothers and on the other hand we are told to use a condom to avoid aids, go dira gala eng he?

Nov 02, 2011 3:38 | 0 replies

YOUNG MOTHERS RECEIVE A GOVERNMENT GRANT. THESE YOUNG GIRLS DO NOT THINK. THE PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE OF AFRICA IS THAT POOR PEOPLE DO WHAT THEY DO BEST AND THAT IS TO CREATE POOR PEOPLE .THERE SHOULD BE A PENALTY IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN TWO CHILDREN . ARE WE PERHAPS WAITING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THE "BLACK DEATH'' TO WIPE OUT HALF OF THE. POPULATION .? THE FOUNDATION STONES FOR CREATING A FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT SOCIETY ARE:

EDUCATION........... ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ...... FAMILY PLANNING .

Nov 05, 2011 10:19 | 0 replies

Ba o rata gampe motsokwana

Nov 07, 2011 10:22 | 0 replies

Se*x Is A Hobby Mo kasi Man And They Do It Flesh To Flesh.

Nov 08, 2011 7:54 | 0 replies

poor people should not be allowed to breed or vote.......

Nov 08, 2011 8:28 | 0 replies

Teenage pregnancy at the end of the day is a Societal issue and casting stones at young girls will not help much the course.

We need to ensure that boys as well are included when we talk about teenage pregnancy issues, afterall it takes two to tango

Nov 08, 2011 8:42 | 0 replies

These girls do not become pregnant by themselves and in most cases it's not teenage boys but grown men that make them pregnant.

Nov 08, 2011 9:11 | 0 replies