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Bonang to speak at the World Economic Forum about the importance of education

2017-05-04 12:00
Bonang Matheba (Photo: Gallo)
Bonang Matheba

Cape Town - TV personality Bonang Matheba is set to be a panellist and moderator at the World Economic Forum taking place in Durban ICC on the 5, May 2017.

She'll be speaking on behalf on ONE Campaign. 

ONE is a global campaign and advocacy organisation co-founded by Bono and backed by more than seven million people around the world from every walk of life that are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

With 2017's campaign titled The Making or Breaking point for Africa, the discussion will touch on key points including why: Youth Education, Employment and Empowerment Investments matter today.

Other topics will focus on the fight to keep girls in school, for them to be awarded the same opportunities as their brothers.

"This topic is very close to my heart, as you know The Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund has taken 10 beautiful young ladies in the spirit to fight the irregularities and unfairness of this world. It is absolutely bizarre that 130 million girls are out of school just because they are girls! We have joined forces and will make things right 1 or 10 girls at a time," says Miss Matheba.

Being an advocacy for change and inspired by the "Fees Must Fall" movement, Bonang Matheba has dedicated the rest of her career to taking an African Girl Child to school. 

In a statement released the the media ONE Campaign says, "The fight against extreme poverty is tied to the fight for gender equality and empowerment, and nowhere is this more evident than in education. Prioritising education is perhaps more urgent now than at any point in recent history"

Bonang will speak at the World Economic Forum taking place in Durban ICC at 10:00 on Friday. 

-TheJuice