I’BeLiVe School Uniform Campaign Benefit Concert


Bongi & Collin, Mabongi, Tebello, Siphokazi, Kholeka, and Takie Ndou are some of the artists performing in a charity event in Vosloorus on 3 December.

I'BeLiVe School Uniform Campaign Benefit Concert.
I’BeLiVe School Uniform Campaign Benefit Concert.

The event, dubbed the School Uniform Campaign Benefit Concert, is a charity event organized by the I’BeLiVe Foundation, aimed at collecting school uniform and sanitary pads for needy students in and around the Vosloorus area and surrounding communities. The award-winning artists duo, Bongi & Collin, are the ambassadors of this event and is indeed their brainchild.

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In 2015, a similar concert was held in Mamelodi where various artists heeded the call to come and help collect school uniform for kids in need. A successful follow up concert was held in Tembisa on 5 March 2016. Now it’s Vosloorus’s turn to host this amazing event.

The full artists’ line-up consists of several talented award-winning artists who have availed themselves to help make a difference in the lives of those in need. They include Bongi & Collin, Ps Lungi, Sipho Ngwenya, Mabongi, Themba Masina, Tebello, Siphokazi, Kholeka, Takie Ndou, Vusi and Kgaogelo. Well known author, speaker and radio personality, Romeo Mabasa will be the MC of the day.

The concert takes place on Saturday 3 December at Baptist Worship Centre, Cnr Khoza & Dauglas Montseng, Dindela Section in Vosloorus. It starts at 15h00 and will finish at 19h00. To gain admission to the event, all one needs to do is to buy and bring a school uniform item. This can be one or more of the following: Shirt/Skirt/Pants/Jersey/Pair of Shoes/Tunic or even Sanitary Pads. If unable to purchase such an item, then one is allowed to bring cash donation of R50 at minimum. All monies collected will be used to buy more school uniform to be distributed to those in need.

The project is also supported by the Department of Social Development and the MEC is expected to be in attendance. Since starting in 2011, the project has been growing in leaps and bounds. Thousands of learners from around the country have already been impacted in one way or another. Such has been the success of the project that it won its ambassadors, Bongi & Collin, several awards. In August of 2015, the two were honoured with an Ingoma Humanitarian Award at a gala event held in Pretoria. The award was in recognition of the project. In November 2015, the project won an SABC Crown Award in Durban for the category Best Community Project by an Artist. The two continue to lead from the front, and are also in the line-up on Saturday.

With such an amazing line-up on offer, this is an event definitely not to be missed. Especially also given that charity will be the winner on the day.


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