South Africa

NGO launches programme to honour local heroes

The Wall of LEIGH was recently launched at the Ditsong cultural museum on Visagie Street to inspire the youth using local trailblazers.

The Wall of LEIGH is said to honour locals that have made strides in their respective fields to serve as motivation to youth and South Africans in need of it.

Founder of Kool 2B South Africa, Khaya “Kool” Seoketsa says that the wall is in honour of the NGOs anniversary from its inception in 2022 in collaboration with Freedom Park.

“It’s easy to give someone a trophy and say ‘well done’. With this, we want to make sure the people that went beyond the call and flew the flag high are honoured and recognised,” Seoketsa says.

“We hope this ignites excellence among the young as well as a sense of appreciation among others to be from the land we call home.”

The Wall of LEIGH – legendary, excellence, inspiration, greatness and humanitarianism – will induct local heroes over a period of time yet to be communicated who will then host an honour lecture to the youth detailing their story, growth and imparting their wisdom.

Partnership between various stakeholders to inspire Humanitarian 

The Ditsong cultural museum is in partnership with the initiative along with RPM Events and Décor Company, the Department of Arts and Culture and the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).

Founder and executive director of RPM Events, Rakgadi Motloba, says that they are honoured to be part of the initiative and hope to bring recognition to lesser-known heroes.

“We have an abundance of people that are doing extraordinary things without being acknowledged,” Motloba says.

“We are honoured and proud to be part of an initiative that will unearth role models that haven’t been acknowledged in decades. This is a good opportunity to motivate the young ones by highlighting those that have been playing a meaningful role in our society.”

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