Rural Development Projects
Dream Big Stay Humble
Khayelihle Nkabinde, 26, is the founder and chief executive of Dream Big Stay Humble. Through his projects and programmes, he helps empower youth from underprivileged backgrounds. Khayelihle, who matriculated from Port Shepstone High School, is responsible for handling the day-to-day duties of the organisation. He also oversees the entire structure of the organisation, from volunteers to team members on the ground. He communicates with potential donors and sponsors to run the seminars and workshops, which occur either monthly or annually. A few examples include Youth Day, Woman Making Moves, the School Shoe campaign and coding campaigns. Khayelihle was raised by his grandfather, who was passionate about assisting and uplifting people through providing food, education and sport development. This has inspired him to make a difference in people’s lives.
- Matric, Port Shepstone High School.
- Sports Development Award from from the Indian Consulate
- Kofi Kulcha Uprising Social Entrepreneur Award
Being raised by my late grandfather, who was passionate about assisting and uplifting people through providing food, education and sport development. When I saw him doing all of this youth development and how people’s lives would change I knew that if you are good to people and assist them in achieving their own greatness, then you will be able to achieve yours.
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and I always thought this was a mental health issue to look down on — until I realised that it was my superpower in achieving my desired goals. I would tell my younger self that, you are different and born like this for a purpose. Don’t disappoint your future self with the noise of outsiders, you will make it through. Don’t give up young kid, soon all of this will make sense and please trust the process.
Youth employment and poverty alleviation in underprivileged areas.