Andile Mpisane Announces Beneficiaries of His Fees Must Fall Campaign. It’s ever too late to change your character and be the best person you can ever be. A few weeks ago, Andile Mpisane decided to celebrate his 20th birthday totally differently. Instead of only focusing on flamboyant things, Andile used his birthday to empathize with all those students who can’t afford to further their studies.
He has over the years made headlines for all the wrong reasons, but now it looks like Andile is doing away with that bad boy image. The Royal AM FC chairman, singer and football player, has joined the growing number of local celebrities determined to assist those students who are faced with financial problems. Andile pledged R200,000 which will help 20 university students that have recurring debt from 2020. Each of these students will receive R10 000 towards their fees.
As expected, Andile received so many responses, and he has acted swiftly to help where he can. The great news is that, he has managed to allocate an additional R300k which brings the total amount of funds to R500 000. Andile will be now helping out an additional 36 students, making the number of beneficiaries go up to 56. Instead of waiting for months Andile and his team have already identified beneficiaries of the Royal AM Fees Must Fall Campaign, and shared their names on social media.
He took to Instagram, to thank everyone who responded to the campaign, as well as those who supported the initiative. Andile also dropped the names of those who managed to get the funds. Big up to Andile, and everyone out there who always comes through for the less privileged.
“Thank you to everyone who responded Royal AM Fees Must Fall Campaign. The response was overwhelming but my team managed to review ALL the applications and I am pleased to announce the beneficiaries that will be receiving funding for the 2021 academic year.
Given the response we received, I realized that R200k was a drop in the ocean. I managed to allocate an additional R300k which brings our total to half a million rands which I’m dedicating to funding and additional 36 students. So in total we a have 56 beneficiaries.
My team will be contacting each of the beneficiaries individually to advise on next steps. I wish you all the best with your academic year ahead.
Lastly, thank you to everyone that supported this initiative and helped raise awareness. I’d like to encourage those who are able, to lend a helping hand and invest in the youth,” Andile said.