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10 years ago I met Menzi in South Africa and we became friends instantly! Please help us raise funds for Menzi to go to college and achieve his dreams.
Hugh Evans
NY, New York
United States
1 Team Member

In 2002 I lived in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, working at a foster care centre called God’s Golden Acre. It was there that I met a remarkable young man by the name of Menzi Zulu. Menzi came from the Valley of a Thousand Hills, and with his brother Kwanele and sister Zinhle, he exhibited the most incredible got-getter spirit and passion to succeed academically.

Ten years later, Menzi has been the most incredible steward of every gift he has been given, excelling at high school in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Now he would love the opportunity to continue his education and go to University. For years, a generous man from the UK supported Menzi, but in 2013, his support will have to come to an end due to his family situation.

For my 30th birthday, I want nothing more than for Menzi to have the opportunity to go to University. Please join me in helping one awesome young man realize his dreams.


Expenses for Menzi's 2-year University program at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal come to $16802.

Here is the breakdown per year-  

Academic fees (costs of all the courses, books, school supplies, use of library, printing, etc):

R27000    =      $US 3195

Residence fee covering all housing costs:

R22000    =     $US 2603

3 meals a day:                

R22000    =     $US 2603

Total annual costs:

R71000    =     $US 8401




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raised by 72 people in 2 months
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$16,802 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 23, 2013
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  • $25USD

    Every little bit helps!

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  • $50USD

    Receive a photo of Menzi and Hugh in South Africa from 2002.

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  • $100USD

    A personal thank you email from Hugh!

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  • $250USD
    TWEET THAT S#!7 !

    Hugh will thank you in the twitter sphere!

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  • $500USD

    Menzi and Hugh will send you a personalised handwritten thank you letter! And we'll thank you on the twitter sphere!

    3 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    IT'S ON US!

    Hugh will take you out for dinner (and he's paying this time ;) )

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  • $5,000USD
    OWN IT!

    The yearly scholarship will be in your name! and Hugh will take you out for dinner (and he's paying this time ;) )

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