South Africa’s Pride Of Harvard Is Coming Back To Make A Massive Difference – We Are The World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month and it’s the aim of We Are The World Blogfest to shine a little light on any darkness in the world or in ourselves by sharing uplifting stories. This gathering takes place once a month.

Our special lead co-hosts for this month are Belinda, Peter, Mary, Inderpreet, and Simon and they are committed to stories about peace, love and joy. Please visit their blogs as well.

In 2015 Mfundo Radebe, a matric student at the time, received a full scholarship to attend Harvard university in the USA. Radebe promised that he would use the opportunity to better South Africa in the future.

Radebe is due back in May and has already started his plan to make a difference. He has set up an initiative to assist underprivileged learners across the country. Using the relationships he has created while in the USA he has been able to set up an important network back here in South Africa which will ensure that the underprivileged learners thrive.

Go HERE to read this inspirational story of the journey to Harvard and how it all started. The continuation is HERE.

A quote from Mfundo Radebe:

“I recognise that where I am today is through hard work, yes, but it is also about luck. That is why I think that every child should be given an equal playing field so that they can be the best that they can be.”

“This is what we owe every single South African child as a country. It feels like a deep personal commitment that I think we should all undertake.”

Such an amazing vision and profound words from a youngster who was born into poverty, endured suffering and abuse…but still persevered…


If you like this initiative and would like to take part in this blogfest, sign up on the WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below and please help spread the word on social media via the hashtag #WATWB.


  1. Julie Flanders on April 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    What an amazing young man! It’s so inspiring to see what adversity people are able to overcome. Great story. I’m so glad to be part of this fest.

  2. Deborah Weber on April 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    What an inspiring young man. His determination has already taken him so far, and it’s a joy to know he’s in the world ready to help others find their way as well. Great story for #WATWB – thanks!

  3. Barbara In Caneyhead on April 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    What an inspiring young man! My post will be along later in the day.

  4. Lynn Hallbrooks on April 28, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    In a way, this fits right in with the “X is for Xcellence” blog post. He built upon his excellence despite what others said or did. He is now bringing a tsunami of excellence home to help build up others.

    Michelle, I am so glad you are a part of #WATWB – your #AtoZChallenge posts have help to keep my #positiveenergy up. You are the light to other’s darkness.

  5. Mary Giese on April 29, 2017 at 12:04 am

    This is an inspiring young man. To go from his humble and difficult life to attending Harvard is amazing. Great things are going to come from him, guaranteed! Thanks for sharing his story!

  6. Inderpreet on April 29, 2017 at 7:39 am

    The young will make the world a better place with their vision and perseverance. May their tribe thrive. Surviving the odds.
    Thank you so much! Team #WATWB

  7. Gail M Baugniet on April 29, 2017 at 7:51 am

    How very proud Mfundo can be of his accomplishments. I am so pleased that he has chosen to share his experiences and education to benefit the children of his country, especially to teach young children to read. With this foundation, children can accomplish so much.

  8. Mary Aalgaard on May 1, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    We all have the potential to do good in this world, no matter how we started out. Some people have many more obstacles to overcome, and the ones who do, then turn around and help others, are the saints of this world.

  9. Damyanti on May 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    This young man is doing what we all need to do. Thanks for bringing us this story, Michelle!

  10. Belinda Witzenhausen on May 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    We can all learn from Mfundo what an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing! #WATWB 🙂

  11. Hilary Melton-Butcher on May 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Michelle – what an excellent young man and person to be represented here on WATWB postings … absolutely fantastic – I read his interview with the news 24 … written up in December 2016 … what a great attitude to wanting to learn.

    Wonderful Michelle – thanks .. .loved reading about him … he will do well … cheers Hilary

  12. p. j. lazos on May 26, 2017 at 3:08 am

    What an inspiring story. An education means everything!

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