Streetwear fashion brand Converse has launched a #FeesMustFall inspired initiative called #KickTheDebt. It is aimed at wiping out student debt as it has become a dire issue faced by South Africans. Pledging R1 Million, any and all South African students, perusing their interests in their chosen industry, may apply for a chance to #kickthedebt.
Intended to alleviate a portion of student debt, which is the result of generational economic depression, it will make a difference to the lives of the South African youth. It is no secret that tertiary education in South Africa is terribly expensive, so much so that decreasing fees is of paramount importance if we wish to see our future thrive.
Here is exactly where Converse comes in to play their part and help you, or a loved one, #kickthedebt so you can concentrate on a better future you have ahead of you.
To further ignite the cause, radio personalities Mo Flava and DJ Fix are actively supporting #KickTheDebt. As ambassadors that will supercharge the campaign and deliver the message to the students on their platforms.
Metro FM’s breakfast show host is already known as someone who cares about education. Already having a partnership with Boston Media House, it assists students studying media attain bursaries.
Radio and TV star DJ Fix has a non-profit organisation called Fix Scholarship. The NPO provides educational and business bursary opportunities to female entrepreneurs in Africa. This is aimed at those that want to create social change in their communities.
Fix has always believed that business, the arts, social development and the impact thereof, are not mutually exclusive. In his decision to head back to school to study social enterprise in the US, DJ Fix has managed to fund 13 students through the Fix Scholarship. He will soon be opening applications for the next student intake through SDC.
Applications are open! To be considered as a beneficiary, simply apply on the #KicktheDebt form.
Friends and family are also able to motivate for funds for their loved ones who are in dreadful debt.
At the end of the nomination phase, Converse and a panel of judges will review the nominations and select the final beneficiaries.
Entries close on 3 March 2021.
All the best!