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Help us realise Sandiso's dream - "A real home with a real address" for his family

Personal message

Sandiso Ndinisa is one of the most inspirational people I have met in my life. Born into grinding poverty and deserted by his father at 6 years old, Sandiso had to fight for every bit of education he could get, which he did with fierce determination.

I first got to know Sandiso as his mentor in 2011. Over the years we went on to become close friends and Sandiso became a source of encouragement to me when I myself faced challenges - by just seeing how he tackled the many obstacles and adversities he faced with positivity, determination and strength. He was an inspiration to me and all those who came into contact with him.

Tragically, Sandiso's life was cut short in a brutal attack just before Christmas last year, near his home in Guguletu, leaving his mother, brother, sister and her two children without their main breadwinner. Sandiso’s Big Dream was always to provide a proper house for his family, to escape from the appalling conditions in which they live, in a tiny, wood and iron shack with a leaking roof and no running water.  

Sandiso was working extremely hard and on his way to achieving his goal. With two tertiary qualifications under his belt he was doing a graduate internship with Distell, which would have enabled him to start saving towards his dream house.

While overwhelmed by the tragedy and cruelty of Sandiso's death, it occured to me that his remarkable legacy must be carried forward to honour his life and dream by making his dream come true. Please help me to raise the funds to build or buy the family a home, one that Sandiso would be proud of. I have no doubt that given precious time he would have accomplished his dream, despite being faced with all the enormous challenges in his life, and I believe we can raise the funds to make this a reality.

For more of Sandiso’s story, and pictures of where the family currently lives, please see http://www.saep.org/sandisos-dream/ . SAEP an NGO, which was like Sandiso’s second home, will be looking after the funds for us until we can realise our goal, and working with the family to find the right home. Please help us to reach this dream!

 

*** On Human Rights Day - Thursday March 21st (the day after Sandiso's 30th Birthday) we're planning a walk from Sandiso's home The Top of Table Mountain to raise funds 

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Donations

  • Mar 26, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "A sad loss for the family but maybe this will give them something to remember him by" - julian leibman

  • Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 34.43
  • "Great initiative, such a sad story but hopefully this will be a tiny silver lining to the family " - Leri

  • Mar 23, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "It was great to get to know Sandiso as a friend and work colleague - such a genuine guy and always smiling. I have no doubt he would of made this dream a reality! Great idea Ryan!" - Peter Hutchings

  • Mar 22, 2019 - USD $ 35.34
  • "Genuinely one of the nicest men I've ever met. Was gutted to hear this news. " - James

  • Mar 22, 2019 - USD $ 37.00
  • "Good luck Ryanie" - Anonymous

  • Mar 21, 2019 - USD $ 14.75
  • "Thank you for bringing light into this world, Sandiso!" - Emily

  • Mar 21, 2019 - R 370.15
  • "May dreams turn to reality " - Nathan

  • Mar 21, 2019 - USD $ 14.75
  • "May Sandiso's legacy live on" - Fern

  • Mar 21, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "All the best guys" - Phillip Mcelu

  • Mar 21, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks Rubber for making such an effort to help Sandiso’s family at such a sad time. God speed." - Paul Steyn

  • Mar 21, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Rocky you are a champ!" - Blackie

  • Mar 21, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best of luck Ryan" - Marc C

  • Mar 20, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Sandiso touched my life. I’m grateful for memories of him. Thank you for this effort." - Anonymous

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Thanks Ryan for the opportunity to help you realize a dream " - Gary

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "A great initiative in memory of a great man." - Greg W

  • Mar 20, 2019 - USD $ 36.27
  • "To fulfilling dreams" - Juane Schutte

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "sending love to his family" - Anda

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "I hope our small contributions make big differences " - Lisa

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Best of Luck in raising your target amount!" - Kate Duggan

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "May Sandiso's legacy live on in his family members. (Donation made in Leon's memory.) " - Slutzkin/Minnie family

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Great initiative Ryan" - Mark

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "N/A" - Tracey Appollis

  • Mar 19, 2019 - USD $ 145.75
  • "A remarkable young man and a worthy cause to honor him" - Norton

  • Mar 13, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck x" - Emma

  • Feb 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of his family x" - Pippa Misplon

  • Feb 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "I hope his dream can be realized " - Debbie

  • Feb 18, 2019 - USD $ 37.37
  • "Helping create your legacy S." - Graham & Helena Duk

  • Feb 15, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Lets help in in legacy..... thanks Ryan for the invitation" - Anonymous

  • Feb 15, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "great initiative" - Deveshini

  • Feb 14, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best for your fundraising efforts to honor the life of this inspiring young man" - Anon

  • Feb 13, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Awesome initiative - we should do this more" - Nicolette

  • Feb 12, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thanks for your great effort in impacting lives positively and for taking a stand to make South Africa a better place" - Damian Whatley

  • Feb 12, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You're doing good work." - Anonymous

  • Feb 06, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "This is a wonderful way to honor your friend. All the best " - Shona

  • Feb 05, 2019 - USD $ 15.67
  • "I hope this family gets the home they deserve and Sandiso's dream becomes a reality" - Tracey Stanton

  • Feb 05, 2019 - USD $ 15.67
  • "May your dreams be realized through your family’s bravery to carry on. " - Paula

  • Feb 05, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "May you make sandiso’s dreams come true Ryan " - Jeni

  • Jan 31, 2019 - USD $ 131.11
  • "With all of our love" - Todd & Freya

  • Jan 31, 2019 - USD $ 524.43
  • "My sincere condolences to the family. My prayer is that this helps to make Sandiso's dream come true to make a safe place for his family. Much love to you all. " - Lorraine Ebanks

  • Jan 31, 2019 - USD $ 157.33
  • "We will get there together. " - Daniel & Ambuyah Bishop

  • Jan 31, 2019 - USD $ 19.74
  • "Good luck. I hope this tiny bit helps." - Anonymous

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "May his family get the home he wished for" - Anonymous

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "All the best to the family left behind... may his memory live on and the spirit he carried." - Anonymous

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Everyone deserves a safe home" - Julika

  • Jan 30, 2019 - USD $ 27.06
  • "May you build a beautiful home that brings health, safety and happiness " - Nicole Rennie

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "Let's make this dream a reality. In memory of Sandiso :)" - Jane Keen

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Xxx" - Colette

  • Jan 21, 2019 - USD $ 79.36
  • "Truly heartbreaking story - here's to helping make Sandiso's dream a reality." - Bayden & Lindsay Bell

  • Jan 18, 2019 - USD $ 18.12
  • "<3" - TinaT

  • Jan 18, 2019 - USD $ 76.66
  • "With all our love, Hayley, Tom & Tommy Feiner xxx " - Feiners

  • Jan 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "May your dream be realised, Sandiso, and may you never be forgotten!" - Devin Grove

  • Jan 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Gone but not forgotten!" - Bluett Maasdorp Attorneys

  • Jan 17, 2019 - USD $ 34.22
  • "Fabulous initiate for such a special human! You will be greatly missed Sandiso xxx" - Tess

  • Jan 17, 2019 - USD $ 38.42
  • "Good luck and god bless" - Matthew Meidinger

  • Jan 17, 2019 - USD $ 15.87
  • "So sorry for your loss. " - Liam Yesh

  • Jan 17, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "I am so moved by this heartbreaking story and pray that this dream is made a reality so that his legacy can live on " - Verity

  • Jan 17, 2019 - USD $ 39.82
  • "Love and light to his Family" - Robyn

  • Jan 17, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Great initiative - good luck! " - Gina & Karl leinberger

  • Jan 17, 2019 - USD $ 76.84
  • "Great cause, lets make sure his legacy continues! " - Christian Metzger

  • Jan 17, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Every act of kindness makes a difference " - Kevin Bailey

  • Jan 17, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lets get Started Sandiso!!!" - Ryan Bluett

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