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59 million children are out of school around the world

By Faeza
20 July 2015

Dennis Ngango is an Industrial Engineering student at the University of Pretoria, a humanitarian and an associate fellow for the Royal Commonwealth Society and Global Youth Ambassador to South Africa at a World at School. Dennis is asking for help to pressuring world leaders to prioritize education through the #UpForSchool Petition which will be handed in during the UN General Assembly this year.

Read Dennis’ letter below and hopefully you will sign the petition:

Good day

My name is Dennis Ngango, I am a 20  year old South African dreamer, Industrial Engineering Student at the University of Pretoria, Humanitarian, Associate fellow for the Royal Commonwealth Society and a Global Youth Ambassador to South Africa at a World at School.

John Green once said, what is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? At the tender age of 16 I started working at a Community Radio Station and raised over 800 toys for a local charity. Now 4 years later, I've started my own Youth Empowerment website, Up & Coming Current and featured on radio and TV shows all over South Africa as well as Entrepreneur Magazine. I’ve been selected as the youngest TEDx Johannesburg fellow and represented the Youth of South Africa at the President Obama Town hall meeting in Soweto. In addition, I’ve became a columnist for well-known publications in South Africa like News24 to say the least while still being an influential Community leader.

I was recently selected as a Global Youth Ambassador to South Africa at a World at School by UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon and former Prime Minister Gordan Brown. Together myself and 500 other young activists are pressuring world leaders to prioritize education through the #UpForSchool Petition which will be handed in during the UN General Assembly this year.

I would like to find out if it’s possible to be featured on your platform in the hopes of collecting more signatures. I need the support of my fellow South Africans to help make an impact in Education as a whole. This is very important to me and I cannot do it alone. 

Please see the attached.

Link to the petition - http://awas.controlshiftlabs.com/p/dennis 

Kind Regards,