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Helping ‘Kliptown’ Youths Realize Their Dream

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EVENT DATE: Jun 14, 2014

Valene Tjong


“I want to be a pilot,” Ndiwanga Lucia Luvhimbe, a very outspoken 11-year-old girl from a family of eleven , said earnestly. And it was that dream that brought Ndiwanga to the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) where she first heard about from her friends at school. And little did she know that she would spend the next five years and counting in KYP. The after-school program, commonly known as KYP, provides Ndiwanga and 399 children with intensive tutoring, meals and any school related fees including school uniforms. Thank to KYP, these 400 children are closer to their dreams which itself is a privilege to have. To many of us who live in the US, going to college is just another goal in life but for those children in Kliptown --who live in a metal shack without electricity or running water, going to college is their lifetime dream.


However, due to limited funding, KYP can only provide their services to about 400 children, and there are more than 10,000 children like Ndiwanga, who are waiting for our helps to realize their dream. My sister, Caitlyn, and I are asking for your generosity in helping KYP to reach out to more children in the Kliptown community --to realize their dreams.


To kick start this fundraising, My sister and I are donating our birthday gifts to support 2 children. It costs about $115 to support a child for a year. Please help ‘Kliptown’ Youths realizing their dreams. Please donate through:$143316_hash$bd23ee87a7b9a1df751f499df24aabc87dff7af8/Default.aspx


p.s. Here is some background about KYP:

and success stories from KYP:


Thank you,

Valene and Caitlyn Tjong



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