When thulani madondo went to school, apartheid wrote the rules by providing a lesser quality of learning, the bantu education system was designed to ensure that the people it oppressed stayed down. Behind every smile there is a story to tell the director and co-founder of the kliptown youth program, thulani madondo, is a happy man, despite difficulties he experienced in his childhood. Thulani madondo is a south african native of soweto he was born to a family of nine children who all lived in a one-room shack madondo knew that education would enable him to better his circumstances, so he did everything in his power to stay in school.
We reached out to thulani madondo, the co-founder and executive director of the kliptown youth program for his opinion the kliptown youth program is located in the township of kliptown in soweto, johannesburg - an increasingly popular location for township tours. Adrian steirn is a photographer and filmmaker he is the founder of ginkgo agency which specialises in creating strategic high quality short form content steirn is also the creator of beautiful news and 21 icons. Meet thulani madondo, who runs the kliptown youth project a project in which kda travel / sowetocoza is very much involved with thulani is an inspirational leader who was a finalist in the cnn heroes awards. Thulani madondo isn't known as a global icon or beacon of hope to most people, but madondo doesn't need any of that type of recognition it doesn't matter what the price is to madondo he will stick his neck out for any one of the kids in kliptown.
There he met with thulani madondo, executive director of the kliptown youth program they serve 350 to 400 kids in this town and they do a great deal of good in an area where there are huge. Thanks to thulani and kyp dozens of kids have now completed high school and gone on to college in 2013 thulani was honored as a cnn hero this is a story of how the best solutions often come from within, and how you can change the outlook of a community by focussing on the kids and education. Thulani madondo : kyp who is thulani location kyp about thulani madondo was born in 1976 and and is a life long resident of kliptown, south africa cont. Thulani madondo (30), born and raised in kliptown, is the director and co-founder of the non-profit organisation kliptown youth programme (kyp) and has made it his life's mission to empower people through driving education and skills development.
View the profiles of people named thulani madondo join facebook to connect with thulani madondo and others you may know facebook gives people the power. This season has been envisaged as a tribute to the country's future, shedding the spotlight on youth icons all under the age of 35 their energy and drive has been captured in coloured portraits. The world is taking note of thulani madondo's efforts to improve the lives of youth in kliptown, soweto madondo, 30, is one of 10 finalists in the cnn hero of the year award - the only finalist. Congratulations to thulani madondo who has been nominated as a cnn hero for 2012 madondo was nominated as a 2012 cnn hero for his work with the kliptown youth program (kyp), which provides meals for children, support with school fees, after-school care as well as educational help and tutoring to.
Thulani madondo is the cofounder and executive director of kliptown youth program, a south african youth development organization created to help young people from the informal settlement of kliptown move out of. Kyp is a safe place for their children to learn, have fun, work together, and prepare themselves to be successful we are empowering the next generation, and have created a positive cycle where former members give back to help new children lift themselves out of poverty. Thulani madondo thulani madondo, is the founding director of kliptown youth program (kyp which was founded in the year 2007 as a response to the social challenges he led the first deployment of one laptop per child (olpc) in south africa. Thulani madondo has gone from being a relatively unknown soweto resident with a heart to change the lives of children, to gaining international celebrity status (image: cnn) a south african man from kliptown in soweto is one of 10 finalists for the 2012 cnn hero of the year award, an annual. An afterschool program in one of south africa's poorest neighborhoods is using education to empower today's youth.
A south african man from kliptown in soweto is one of 10 finalists for the 2012 cnn hero of the year award, an annual campaign which honours everyday people doing good deeds in their communities within hours of hearing about his nomination, thulani madondo has gone from being a relatively unknown. Cnn heroes: an all-star tribute is a television special created by cnn to honor individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities the program was started in 2007. Thulani madondo is the director and co-founder of the kyp (kliptown youth program) and a resident of kliptown, a township in soweto outside johannesburg, south africa thanks to thulani and kyp, dozens of kids have now completed high school and gone on to college. View thulani madondo's profile on linkedin, the world's largest professional community thulani has 1 job listed on their profile see the complete profile on linkedin and discover thulani's connections and jobs at similar companies.
Thulani madondo, founder of kyp, believes education is the way out of poverty and despair for some of south africa's most disenfranchised children in 2007, madondo and a small group of similarly inspired young people who grew up in kliptown sought to change that. Wellesley residents amy brakeman and patti quigley accompanied cnn heroes thulani madondo and razia jan to the cnn hero all star tribute show on dec 2 in los angeles madondo and jan were named. Thulani madondo ‒ people need to be reminded that they are powerful and they can still achieve whatever they want to achieve, because at the end of the day you are what you think you are. After meeting thulani madondo in 2000, jennifer was inspired by his community development efforts following kyp's founding in 2007, jennifer committed herself to supporting kyp and to helping them live their slogan, from poverty to opportunity.