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My name is Xolela Mbambeni. I am 39 years old and live in Mdantsane, NU 9, East London, South Africa.

I came from a previously disadvantaged background and grew up in a township situated just outside East London, South Africa. My mother raised three of us as a single, unemployed woman, but I never ever went to bed hungry. 

My dream was to further my studies, but without any financial resources, I landed up working at the gate of a computer college as a security guard. When opportunity knocked, I took full advantage and at night studied basic computer literacy and then progressed onto advanced computer studies. 

After I graduated in 2008 I applied to lecture junior students in basic computer literacy and got the job! In 2015 I finally realized my dream and was accepted into a new job role as an emergency care practitioner and to further my life ambition to qualify as an advanced life support practitioner/paramedic. I have always served my community, teaching ballroom dancing and karate in our community hall and now I want to do one step better, but I need your financial help. 

I am fundraising to further my studies in the Emergency Services field and am enrolled at Impact Academy for an Advanced Life Support course, my long term dream is to be a paramedic with an advanced life support certificate so that I can make a big, positive impact on my community.  


  • Nov 05, 2019 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Best of luck!" - Lisa

  • Nov 05, 2019 - USD $ 10.00
  • "You can do it!!! Best of luck xx" - Claire Neithercut

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Xolela Mbambeni comes from a previously disadvantaged background. After school, he worked as a security guard at a computer college. He then studied at that college, after which he became a junior lecturer. Xolela has since started a new job as an emergency care practitioner, and now wants to study to become a paramedic with an advanced life support certificate.