Tezihano, of Leonsdale in Elsies River, was selected to take part in the Under-14 Commonwealth Chess Championships.
He was supposed to leave for the tournament on Tuesday, but he was unable to raise enough money.
“We were on the radio this morning (Wednesday) to talk about Tezihano. The great news is that he will be leaving on Friday to India,” said Francesca Walker, ward councillor for the area.
She said two businessmen donated money for Tezihano’s trip.