Lead SA Heroes

Lead SA Hero uses his writing to change lives

Athol Williams comes from Westridge, Mitchell's Plain. He is the first person to earn Masters degrees from 5 of the top universities in the world.

Our January hero,believes in the power of literacy and education to transform lives so founded Read to Rise, an NGO which has distributed new books to 40,000 learners.

Three years ago he traded all his luxurious lifestyle and wealth in to help change communities.

"He has made such a big impact on our communities and society in the most positive way."

Gadija Sydow Noordien

He has written books,poetry,autobiography and all proceeds go to printing Oaky books which he writes for children and gives to schools in underprivileged communities.

For more information on Read to Rise go to: http://www.readtorise.co.za/the-team


This article first appeared on LeadSA : Lead SA Hero uses his writing to change lives


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Student nurses raise funds for gender violence victims #StandUpforChangeUWC

Student nurses raise funds for gender violence victims #StandUpforChangeUWC

250 UWC nursing students started a campaign to raise funds for victims of sexual violence.

 Pathways to funding for (social) entrepreneurs

Pathways to funding for (social) entrepreneurs

The Bertha Centre’s Do-ference is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs access the tools and connections they need.

Lead SA shines the spotlight on Western Cape Heroes with My School

Lead SA shines the spotlight on Western Cape Heroes with My School

Western Cape Lead SA heroes announced!

LeadSA: Thula Thula lends a helping hand to Hout Bay fire victims

LeadSA: Thula Thula lends a helping hand to Hout Bay fire victims

Founder of Thula Thula Joanne Chemaly has been nominated as LeadSA's March hero for the work done during the Imizamo Yethu fire.

This Lead SA Hero packs a punch

This Lead SA Hero packs a punch

Paul Kamanga spoke to 702's John Robbie about how he went from street-fighter to professional boxer and mentor.

Samuel gives motorists a reason to smile daily

Samuel gives motorists a reason to smile daily

Samuel Mogadi is a petrol attendant who inspires motorists with motivational messages daily.

Popular articles
Highly-criticised world athletics body's rule could end Caster Semenya's career

Highly-criticised world athletics body's rule could end Caster Semenya's career

She faces ongoing complaints from rivals about having an "unfair advantage" on the track, but how fair is this proposed IAAF rule?

Cape plumber designs device to ensure geyser water doesn't go down the drain

Cape plumber designs device to ensure geyser water doesn't go down the drain

Wattapac is a water-saving bladder and pump designed to help plumbers save as much as 1 000 litres of water a day.

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

A woman has penned her triumphant story of survival after being sexually abused by an uncle as a child.

Staff at CPT hospital threaten to resign after Parly visit

Staff at CPT hospital threaten to resign after Parly visit

Khayelitsha Hospital staff claim they were ill-treated in front of patients during a visit by a Parliamentary Select Committee.

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean has agreed to pay for customers medical bills after a month of being in pain and pestering the chain to pay the bill.