Back in August 2014, we interviewed Sihle Tshabalala as our Lead SA Hero for that month.
Sihle was drawn into a life of crime from a young age, eventually ending up in prison and becoming a member of the 26s gang.
While serving his sentence, he had a turnaround, and started teaching inmates maths and English, two of his favourite subjects that he excelled at in school.
When he came out of prison, he continued on the path and through Brothers for All, started teaching ex-convicts and vulnerable youth skills such as computer coding.
However, a few days ago their centre was hit by at least five armed robbers, who stole sixteen laptops and as well as cellphones belonging to some of the students there. The experience also left the students traumatised.
As a result, they are appealing for old computers that can be donated to them, as long as the specs are still decent enough to be practical.
Listen to Kieno Kammies' interview with Sihle Tshabalala below:
To contact Sihle Tshabalala: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org