Her own goal for 2030 is to take 300 South African girls to school.
Now after the UN General Assembly that Bonang Matheba moderated, she is sure her goal is achievable.
Matheba, as part of the Global Citizen campaign, was the lead moderator at the Assembly themed “12 Years to Break Barriers and Leave No Girl Behind” that took place earlier this week with panelists that included the France President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister(PM) Justin Trudeau, British PM Theresa May and Norwegian PM Erna Solberg.
The aim of the discussion on Girls and Empowerment was to cover ways of achieving quality education for all girls globally by 2030.
“When Fees Must Fall was happening, it had a very personal impact on me. I had family members who were struggling financially to put their children through school or university. I couldn’t go and be part of the marches so that’s when I started my own bursaries for young girls. It has been such an important cause for me.”
Matheba said as she gets older, she has started to value certain things and puts more of her time and effort on things that will result in a better future.