Inspiration Wednesday: I have a message for world leaders!

On this week’s Inspiration Wednesday, CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson speaks to a young man who is about to set off on his own journey to the states next month to help deliver a message to world leaders in New York.

Dennis Ngango is a young South African who is currently studying industrial engineering at the University of Pretoria.

Ngango is one of 500 global youth ambassadors who are part of a movement called A World at School, which focuses on the plight of children around the world who do not have proper access to education.

He says there are currently 59 million children who are not getting educated worldwide. And in South Africa, Ngango says there's about 98 percent of children who are in school but not learning due to teachers absenteeism, teenage pregnancy and school related abuse & violence.

I don’t understand the logic of how we can expect a child who can’t read nor write to take on the world, I really don’t understand that

Dennis Ngango, Aspiring Global Leader

Ngango is pressurising world leaders to prioritise education through a petition which he is going to hand to the UN General Assembly next month. So far the petition has been signed by 500 people.

Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show:


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