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Sizwe's journey to the cockpit

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Our story starts from a village called Nkalonkazi in Umzumbe. A young boy is driving 'imaginary' bus on the yard of his home, looks up and sees a plane up in the sky. The rest is history as they say

 

Fast forward to 2008, Sizwe is now a teenager, passed matric with exemption but was disappointed by his Maths results. He had considered alternative career path, but situation at home wasn't helping, no one had a job and the electricity was cut. He was forced to go look for a job

 

At the back of his mind, he never forgot his dream of becoming a pilot and in 2013 decided to do an intro-flight. He managed to pass all the Private pilot licence exams and flew 5 hours, but then flight lessons were becoming increasingly unaffordable. He had to quit

 

In 2018, he came back for one more try and he is hoping you will make his dream come true 

 

Donations

  • Jul 02, 2020 - USD $ 58.05
  • "Work smart, lead by example and maintain your values and faith..." - Anonymous

  • Jul 01, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "All the best my friend, hope to be on your plane one day." - Zamani Luthuli

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "It seems impossible, ‘til it’s done! Good luck!" - Winnie

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "All the best " - Winnie Majozi

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "All the best " - Lungelo Phakathi

  • May 26, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "For gold " - Sizwe Khawula

  • Apr 18, 2019 - R 96.65
  • "Go " - Sizwe Khawula

  • Mar 22, 2019 - R 48.33
  • "9057 more and we good to go " - Sizwe Khawula

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 48.33
  • "Hard work breeds success " - Sizwe Khawula

  • Feb 03, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Praying for your success." - Anonymous

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "All the best " - Mbali Mavundla

  • Jan 28, 2019 - R 150.00
  • "All the best " - Sphe Dlamini

  • Jan 27, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "All the best Sizwe" - Nosipho Dlamini

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "All the best " - Slacks Mngoma

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "All the best " - Brain Mdluli

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck " - Zanethi

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "All the best " - Bhekani Bhengu

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 48.33
  • "You got this " - Sizwe Khawula

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Forward we go " - Nhlanhla Sithole

  • Jan 07, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Engathi ungaphumelela endleleni yakho " - Cyril Khwela

  • Dec 23, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Forward we go " - St Augustine Choir

  • Dec 21, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "All the best " - Dr T Dumisa

  • Dec 20, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "May the God's favour be upon you on this journey." - Mlandulis

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Forward we go " - Khule & Linda

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Engathi ungaphumelela endleleni yakho " - Nicky Khuluse

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "Ukuzimisela kuzala impumelelo " - Sizwe Khawula

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "engathi ungaphumelela mfethu" - Senzo

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 950.00
  • "Good Luck. Hope to see you soaring soon" - Nisha

  • Nov 30, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck " - Ntembeko

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "All the best " - Sandile

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 90.00
  • "Invest in yourself " - Mjoka & Nhlebela

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "All the best " - Manunu

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Wakwethu wena " - Magaye

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck " - Sfaniso

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck bhuti " - Spha

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Spread your wings and soar" - Deepika

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All the best" - Vasan Govind

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "All the best " - Mrs E Z Bhengu

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Forward we go " - Mqe

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Bangene khawula " - Mlungu

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Kuzohlangana kancane kancane " - Gengqele

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Sucess with little effort every day " - Sikhona

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck " - Mbali

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "All the best " - Chwepheshe, Mathaba & Thulani

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Reach for the skies!" - Jugadoe

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "Kancane kancane mfana koze kulunge " - Sizwe Khawula

  • Nov 20, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "Fly high Sizwe! Hope your dream comes true xxx" - Sally

  • Nov 19, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "Story of the day in the Independent on Saturday " - Angie

  • Nov 19, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck bud - may you achieve your dreams" - Anonymous

  • Nov 18, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "I admire your dedication and passion. Fly high. " - Fanie

  • Nov 17, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "May all your dreams come true!" - Chantal

  • Nov 17, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Good luck" - Sthembiso

  • Nov 17, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Chaulene

  • Nov 17, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Pursue your dreams into reality" - B Wagley

  • Nov 17, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Goodluck" - Rouwaan

  • Nov 17, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Know you’re going to realize your dream, Sizwe. Love a fellow South African" - Nicky

  • Nov 17, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck man." - Yuben

  • Nov 16, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Trust in God & Believe in Good Things to come -All the best." - DR Williams

  • Nov 16, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Sizwe, I'm so proud of you " - Mrs N Jiyane

  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 95.41
  • "Wishing you all the luck fly high" - Maureen Kok

  • Nov 15, 2018 - USD $ 6.95
  • "All the best to you! We’ve all been where you are and know how steep the path ahead can look. You’ll get there!" - Damian

  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "All the best with achieving your dream" - Zakithi

  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "may God grant you your wishes young man" - Charmaine Naidoo

  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Best of luck and may all your dream become a reality in the very near future. All the best." - The Williams's

  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "Good luck Sizwe, youve got this." - Terry

  • Nov 14, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Best of luck on achieving your dreams!" - The Rayne's

  • Nov 14, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "good luck" - Jenny

  • Nov 14, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Good on you for following your dream. All the best!" - Anita

  • Nov 14, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "Don't give up on your dreams " - Kathy

  • Nov 14, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Never stop dreaming " - Simmo

  • Nov 14, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Good Luck Sizwe " - Tina

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 6.90
  • "Follow your dream! Good luck!! " - Paula

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Go for it! You can do it!!!" - Karen

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "good luck" - jenny

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck. I like your idea of 10 000 people donating R47. May your dreams come true." - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "I pray you achieve your dream Sizwe ??" - Kelesa Govender

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you all the best on your journey ?" - Tracey

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck" - CarinM

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best Sizwe!" - Bradley M

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Fly high young man!" - Hanlie Walters

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Hold onto your dream and it will come true." - Valerie

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Goodluck" - Megan

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "May your dream eventually take flight" - Ashley

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Hope you get to live your dream" - Una Pina

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 3.45
  • "We look forward to getting on a plane & finding out you're our pilot!!! " - The Taylor-Broderick family

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best to achieve this!" - Liz beare

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "With love from Umzumbe " - Nono

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Don't give up! We believe in you! " - Dianne

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck and God bless!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "I believe in you son " - Mom

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "All the best Sizwe. " - Soil

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Best of luck in achieving your dream" - Leanne

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Shoot for the moon ~ even if you miss you will land among the stars!" - Natasha R

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "I hope you get to achieve all that you set your heart upon" - Rachel

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Flying was once a dream of mine - I wish you all the best in this amazing endeavour Buddy, please stay true to it... for all of us, who at one point or the other aspired to soar through the skies." - Theeran

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "All the best young man..." - Iveshini

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "All the best Sizwe. I have been fortunate to have flown in planes and helicopters through pilot friends. Good luck to you." - Val Morley

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Fly High" - anon

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck Sizwe" - Ian & Theresa

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "Good Luck" - Sydney Naidoo

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "All the best. God Bless. " - Tan Pakendorf

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "All the best Sizwe" - Margaret Chetty

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "All the best Sizwe!" - Strinivasan

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "All the best" - Remona

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "Carry on believing in your dream. " - Lyn Dewing

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "Good Luck" - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "All the best man!" - Jon

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best buddy...hope you dream becinesra reality" - Ashley M

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All the best Ziswe" - Bridget

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "I know you will achieve your dream. God Bless" - RGINA REDDY

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Hope your dreams come true Sizwe" - S

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "hope you achieve your dream" - Michele

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All the best Sizwe. May you fly high and reach your dream!" - Christi

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 3.45
  • "Reach for the skies!" - Candice Fortmann

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 48.33
  • "Good luck and God bless. " - TNJ

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "You will be flying high soon :-)" - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "Praying your dream comes true Sizwe!" - Des

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Here's to flying high Sizwe! May God be with you every step of the way!" - Lee-Ann Naicker

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Nothing can stop God's plans for you life - Isaiah 14:27" - Queenie

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 3.45
  • "All the best!" - Nicky

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "I so hope you reach your goal!" - Mia

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck with your journey" - The McLennans

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Best of luck Sizwe!" - David

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Jaag jou droom ou maat!" - Anoniem

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "All the best to you" - Pamela

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Good luck bro" - Steven

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Best of Luck - May you reach your dream" - Amoya Africa Safaris with Character & Personality

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "Best of luck" - Tamara

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck on your journey" - Pat Lynch

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "fly high Siswe" - safs

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "We got this with you. Follow your dreams always! " - Mel Graham

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "You are so inspirational. Well done for not letting go of your dreams!" - Kim

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Go Sizwe! I know you will achieve your dream. God opens doors for us that nothing and no one can close. This is your door opening full blast!" - Shaylee

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "well done for working so hard to pursue your dream good luck!" - Tyla Labuschagne

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Sizwe, In Jesus Christ name, You we will be flying the commercial plane." - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "All the best Sizwe god bless" - Penny

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 3.45
  • "Good luck Siswe. You will get the big guy" - Trevor

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "Praying you reach your dream " - Danielle Roberts

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "GOOD LUCK!" - SUE

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck Sizwe" - Ian Dickson

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you the best, Sizwe." - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Good Luck Sizwe! " - Bernadine Smit

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Do it Sizwe!! " - Natasha van der Berg

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "Wishing you the best " - Bern

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 3.45
  • "Hope you achieve all of dreams and more!" - Ainsley

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "All the best, your passion is admirable!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Very best of luck Sizwe" - Andrew Wright

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 5.00
  • "Dreams come true " - Roxanne

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Hope you achieve your dream" - Nicola

  • Nov 13, 2018 - USD $ 3.45
  • "Very Inspiring.. all the best.." - Samantha Naicker

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best bro" - Scr6ndy

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "All the nest Sizwe" - Tarryn

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 48.33
  • "good luck!!" - chris erxleben

  • Nov 09, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "All the best " - Thulani Cain

  • Nov 01, 2018 - USD $ 67.88
  • "I think you are amazing and I hope you get to see the world. ?" - Keri Miller

  • Oct 28, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Wish you a successful journey " - Mr Lungelo Gumbi

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Let it multiply into a million " - Mrs E Z Bhengu

  • Oct 18, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "Invest in yourself " - Sizwe

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "All the best " - Mr Shange

  • Oct 08, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "All the best " - Sli Mbutho

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck " - Bongumusa Ngcongo

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Big brother Africa " - Sakhile Khawula

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "All the best " - Thulasizwe Majozi

  • Sep 26, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Keep it up" - Mr Mzi Hlongwa

  • Sep 26, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "May the God's favour be upon you on this journey." - Mlandulis

  • Sep 25, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Live and let die " - Mr Lungani Ngcobo

  • Sep 25, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Forward we go " - Miss Snegugu Mthethwa

  • Sep 25, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "There's always a light at the end of the tunnel " - Miss Bongekile Khumalo

  • Sep 25, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Sucess with little effort every day " - Mr S Mbuyazi

  • Sep 21, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck boy " - P Mthabela

  • Sep 21, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck " - Msa

  • Sep 21, 2018 - R 94.20
  • "All the best " - Sizwe

  • Sep 13, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck bru" - pk

  • Sep 13, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Go for it" - Anonymous

  • Aug 30, 2018 - R 131.61
  • "Sizwe Khawula " - Sizwe

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It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. I, as a child of a South African village, hoping that the good people of South Africa will help me realise my lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. This will become our story and will inspire other boys and girls to reach for their dreams.

 

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