PJ Powers ‘Thandeka’ our beloved rock icon, whose 1995 global hit World In Unionwent platinum as the anthem of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, comes to the UK next week to launch a bold campaign for Khulisa’s Global Mentorship Programme.
Quite simply, PJ’s asking all expats to buddy up online with disadvantaged South Africans in townships and rural communities across the country, in a project which has already proven remarkable outcomes for both mentees and mentors.
The campaign launches when PJ will host a concert at South African House, Trafalgar Square, on Thursday 27th October (Tickets available through Eventbrite) where she’ll tell her life story through narrative and song following the publication of her book Here I am. PJ’s biggest hits are expected to be performed.
The idea behind the Khulisa Global Mentorship Movement is reaching out to sign up thousands of South Africans living abroad but keen to mentor their fellow countrymen at home and build relationships through the transfer of experience and skills.
PJ commented: “An essential part of nation-building comes from sharing knowledge, insight, and humanity.”
Khulisa has developed a portal for mentors and mentees to manage their online relationships, though both will have the freedom to use WhatsApp and Skype. Although mobile internet is widespread across SA, Khulisa will make iPads available in selected community hubs where mentees lack these facilities.
Those interested in become mentors can register on http://khulisa.org.za/volunteersandmentors/.
Details: South Africa House, Thursday 27 October, 18:30 – 21:30. Tickets cost £25