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Support Phila attend Li Po Chun United World College

Support Phila attend Li Po Chun United World College

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I’m Dlamini Phila. I was born in the Hhohho region of Swaziland and currently live in Schoemansdal, Limpopo with both my parents, my grandmother, and three other siblings. I have been accepted to study the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong. 

I’m insanely in love with computer programming. I started coding in 9th grade, after being introduced to Khan Academy. I took their Processing JavaScript and HTML & CSS courses, then followed on to Java on cave of I now do Android App Development. I’ve made two apps so far - Anxiety Slayer (an app that helps students deal with test anxiety) and What’s Next? (an app that helps students explore their curious questions). I’m currently working on a third one - Complitude - which is an app that will help people send gratitude to those they want to thank, without receivers ever knowing whom it comes from.

My experience developing apps has inspired a desire to be involved in the artificial intelligence movement in Southern Africa. I hope to bring new and diverse perspectives to the AI movement through my experiences at Li Po Chun, where I will develop networks and connections with a body of strong-minded students and teachers from all around the world. I’m looking forward to indulging in the academics, creativity, and service components of the IB programme. 

I am seeking to raise R75,000 to cover living, travel, and incidental expenses during my two year journey at Li Po Chun. Thank you for supporting me as I embark on this once in a life time experience.


  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 1 750.00
  • "Have a great time and be sure to give pay it forward to others when you can!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 05, 2018 - USD $ 7.50
  • "Hi Phila, my child is also going to your school, please reach out to tevangeli on instagram " - Happy Mavimbela

  • Aug 04, 2018 - R 263.51
  • "I’m already so proud! You represent the future of our beautiful continent " - YSE BUFFARD

  • Aug 02, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Hey Phila, I hope you achieve your dreams and always reach for the stars!" - Krithik Acharya

  • Aug 02, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Hey, Phila! I’m Julia from Brazil and I loved your story! I know that you will not only make a difference in Southern Africa, but in the whole world. I believe in you! Good luck in your journey!! " - Julia Weigert Silveira

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Donations to date

R 2 256.22

Fundraising target

R 75 000.00

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