28 Jun YOTV’S Kat Ncala brand ambassador for the 2018 SleepOut™ Movement
The Nelson Mandela South Africa and School Sleepout™ – Empowered by Liliesleaf: For the Tomorrow Trust
Standing Together as a United South Africa, to honour Madiba’s Legacy
Johannesburg 28 June 2018. Brand Ambassadors for The SleepOut™ Movement Events are selected for the impact that they can make on the lives of the homeless and vulnerable communities. On what would have been Madiba’s 100th birthday, Schools and Organisations across the country are invited to register their own The Nelson Mandela South Africa and School Sleepout™ Events- Empowered by Liliesleaf: For the Tomorrow Trust. Katlego Ncala, a Youth Ambassador, TV Presenter, Entrepreneur and Founder of the Katlego Ncala Foundation and Petropower South Africa has been appointed as Brand Ambassador for both The South Africa SleepOut™ and School SleepOut™ Events, she is being assisted by 17 School Brand Ambassadors from participating Schools from across the country.
“The SleepOut™ Movement has raised more money than any other single overnight event in South Africa’s history and this year we are calling on all South Africans to stand together as a united South Africa, in honour of Madiba’s Legacy as we work together in serving our communities,” says Ali Gregg, Founder of The Philanthropic Collection™ (Pty) Ltd and The CEO SleepOut™ and responsible for bringing this Event and its affiliated brands to life.
Kat Ncala would like to see 100 Schools spend a night outdoors on Wednesday 18 July on their school grounds and raise as many donations for the country’s schools in need, whilst collectively breaking a Guinness Book of Records for Madiba. The South Africa SleepOut™ invites groups of 12 or more citizens across the country to be sleepless in South Africa and spend the night outdoors, in solidarity the same evening. Both South Africa and School SleepOut™ Participants will collect much-needed goods and items for their chosen Satellite Beneficiaries of the respective wish-list.
“If you want to do something great it can be achieved with the right mindset. You can lead, inspire and motivate right where you are. Becoming a Brand Ambassador for The SleepOut™ Movement epitomises everything that I stand for and believe in”, states Katlego Ncala.
18-year old Katlego Ncala is a young lady who possesses the attributes of true leadership and is seen as a role model by her community and fellow youth in South Africa. At the age of 16 she registered her company Petropower South Africa which is a private company that supplies renewable energy. Kat has her own organisation under the Katlego Ncala Foundation called ‘Raise Her Standards’, a mentorship programme, which is a project that has been warmly received by various departments and schools. Kat believes in feeding the mind in a positive manner. In 2016 she was awarded the opportunity to be a presenter on South Africa’s biggest youth show, YOTV. She presents the Blue Couch on Tuesdays, addressing issues that the youth face daily. A philanthropist at Heart – serving the community is something Kat is passionate about. She describes taking care of the less fortunate and showing compassion to others as part of her culture; a demonstration of Ubuntu. Kat strives to achieve her goal of being an activist to the youth which is why she is so happy to be a Brand Ambassador to The SleepOut™ Movement.
In order to drive The Nelson Mandela School Sleepout™ – Empowered by Liliesleaf: For The Tomorrow Trust, 17 Brand Ambassadors have been appointed at School’s across the country including Robyn Bayne, Fourways High School; Alyce Kapisa, Anna Wellman,
Redhill School; Kristen Peters, Christ Church College; Brandon Upfold, St Stithian’s; Limbikani Kadango, CityKidz Pre & Primary School; Mikyle Fourie, Curro Aurora Private School and Lindo Sibanda, Galway Primary School in Gauteng. In KwaZulu Natal, Mathapelo Lebohang Moloi from Treverton College; Sphelele Mbhele, Sobantu Secondary School; Maheshan Naicker, Keenan Pather, Moorton Heights Primary have been appointed. In Mpumalanga, Vanessa Sibongile, Lowveld High and Raees Tikly, Summerfields Private School have been appointed, while in the Western Cape Janke van Schalkwyk from Piketberg High and Phumlani Nunu, Noorder Paarl High School, were selected. In North West, Rebaone Otukile, Pitso Letlhogile Secondary School has been appointed. The SleepOut™ Movement congratulates these young ambassadors and encourages other schools to join the movement.
The 2018 SleepOut™ Movement presents several unique new opportunities for everyone in South Africa to #RiseToTheChallenge in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 100th year and raise awareness of the plight and injustice of homelessness, as well as raise funds to assist in eradicating this social inequality, in a series of memorable Events.
To register as a Participant, visit www.theceosleepoutza.co.za and remember to challenge others to #RiseToTheChallenge, whether it’s another CEO, School, Influencer, Sports Club or Celebrity.