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Captain Xolisa Campaign

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Xolisa Shenxani wants to become a pilot. He dreams of flying the biggest planes in the sky as a commercial airline captain! His plan is to train via the South African Air Force’s pilot training program as this is free. For this, Xolisa must reach certain minimum academic requirements.

“I used to look up into the air and see helicopters fly over my house but I didn't know what they were. I thought, 'I would love to fly that thing!', but I wasn't sure if people could fly in it. I remember, in grade 1 or 2, a helicopter landed on the soccer field in Sir Lowry's Pass and I got to see inside of it. That’s when I knew that I wanted to become a pilot!" - says Xolisa

Xolisa shows a lot of academic potential and works very hard, but his previous school, with a teacher to learner ratio of 1:69, was hindering him. His mentor tried to move him to a better public school for two years without success. Xolisa therefore had to be moved to a private school at the beginning of 2018.

Xolisa’s progress is tracked via the school’s bi-termly progress reports and via his mentor’s daily conversations with him. This is to ensure that problems can be discovered as early as possible.

Xolisa lives in a township in South Africa. His mother passed away when he was seven years old and since then he’s been under the care of various relatives. Private school fees are out of reach for Xolisa’s family.

For Xolisa’s last two years of school, he requires financial assistance for the following:
School fees R113320
Extra lessons R30200
Textbooks R1702
Stationery R1969
School transport (26km/d at AA rates) R43727
School food (porridge, homemade sandwiches, peanuts and bananas) R13155
School clothes R2912
Internet access R1859
Other learning equipment (lunch boxes, desk, chair, etc) R3714
Matric dance R1000
TOTAL R213558
Donations to date -R182852   (10 March 2019: R188652 - BaB/banking fees)
SHORTFALL R30706

Please note that the target increased from the previous estimate due to the extra lessons which were added to the expenses.

If only 26 people pledged R100 per month for a year, the shortfall would be covered!

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Donations

  • May 02, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Apr 02, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck. " - Mike D

  • Apr 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "We believe in you Xolisa!" - Willie + Liz

  • Apr 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Mar 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Lots of luck!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 04, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Good luck. " - Mike D

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "We believe in you Xolisa!" - Willie + Liz

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 52.67
  • "Best of luck!!" - Liz and Kent Rogers

  • Feb 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Best wishes for a successful matric year Xolisa! Study hard! God bless." - Kevin and Carla

  • Feb 23, 2019 - USD $ 37.58
  • "All the best to attain your dream" - AP

  • Feb 21, 2019 - USD $ 150.09
  • "So many people want to see you succeed. Good luck!" - Debbie

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best in achieving your dreams" - Margaret

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "You got this dude! " - H.

  • Feb 21, 2019 - USD $ 15.01
  • "Good Luck" - Anonymous

  • Feb 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Pursue your dream with all your energy! " - Brenda

  • Feb 20, 2019 - R 101 500.00
  • "Glo jy kan dit doen " - No One

  • Feb 20, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "I'm sure you will be a brilliant pilot Xolisa! All the best for your journey." - Aidan

  • Feb 20, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck Xolisa!" - Claire Parrish

  • Feb 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You will be a careful Pilot" - Doris

  • Feb 19, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Here's to your dream made possible. " - Christy

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 514.00
  • "We believe in you Xolisa!" - Willie + Liz

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Jan 11, 2019 - R 2 467.68
  • "Keep up the hard work" - Liz

  • Jan 07, 2019 - USD $ 597.87
  • "Per aspera ad astra :-)" - N├╝rnberg

  • Jan 07, 2019 - USD $ 37.61
  • "keep up the good work!" - Bastian

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "We believe in you Xolisa!" - Willie + Liz

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "We believe in you Xolisa!" - Willie + Liz

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "We believe in you Xolisa!" - Willie + Liz

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "We believe in you Xolisa!" - Willie + Liz

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Sep 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "We believe in you Xolisa!" - Willie + Liz

  • Aug 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Jul 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best :)" - Thea

  • Jun 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • May 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Apr 30, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Apr 30, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Apr 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Reach for the sky Xolani!" - Carla

  • Apr 03, 2018 - R 2 410.00
  • "Carpe Diem" - Liz

  • Apr 02, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Yours is an inspiring story, Xolisa. We look forward to your successful journey as a pilot! " - Jaymion

  • Mar 29, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "babysteps" - Bastian

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 189 677.60

Fundraising target

R 213 558.00

Funds raised offline

R 60 299.00
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Xolisa Shenxani wants to become a pilot. His plan is to train via the South African Air Force’s pilot training program as this is free. For this, Xolisa must reach certain minimum academic requirements. For Xolisa’s last two years of school, he requires financial assistance.

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