Xolane Ndhlovu: Achieving greatness by philanthropy
One man whose name dominates Africa’s philanthropy space is billionaire entrepreneur, Xolane Ndhlovu, whose effort at promoting education and eradicating poverty on the continent is second to none.
While he has distinguished himself as an entrepreneur extraordinaire, it is his philanthropic actions that are, however, attracting attention to him.
He has recently up the ante in his selfless gesture to Africa with the establishment of a $10 million UMEH Group Educational Fund that focuses on needy students in African countries including South Africa, Nigeria and Namibia.
Born of a Nigerian father and South African mother, Ndhlovu displayed a keen empathy for the poor with the UMEH Group’s $10 million lifelines for African kids who cannot afford the cost of education.
Beneficiaries of the Umeh Group education fund include Success Adegor, the nine-year-old who was an instant social media sensation when she defied punishment and refused to go home when turned back because of inability to pay her school fees in Sapele, Delta State, and three young girls seen on social media eating from the bin.
While he has a habit of reaching out to the needy via social media, establishing Ziggy’s Foundation is a demonstration of unusual kindness.
“Everyone sees the potentials of Africa. But the rich will need to lend a helping hand to the needy and help lift a large number of Africans out of poverty before we can collectively reach the height of our potential as a continent. This is why the reason behind my passion for Africa,” he explained.
Xolane Ndhlovu further added: “The larger the number of people who are enhanced to achieve their full potential, the brighter the prospect of Africa maximizing its potentials. Therefore, it is a duty for every successful African to help the needy anywhere on the continent.”