'Why (and how) we’re raising funds to rebuild torched Vuwani schools…'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Mark Heywood, Executive Director at SECTION27, and Sizwe Nxasana, Chairman of the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT).

Heywood is running the Comrades Marathon to raise money to rebuild torched Vuwani schools.

He is teaming up with Nxasana's trust to raise the funding.

Heywood makes a compelling case for why it’s important.

Nxasana explained how he is teaming up with Mark Heywood to raise funds for the Vuwani schools.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

There are 55 000 learners in the Vuwani area who are affected.

Mark Heywood

Children have a right to learn! We have to rise up to protect that right!

Mark Heywood

We’re trying to raise R1 million by running the Comrades.

Mark Heywood

Our trust is robust with credible people.

Sizwe Nxasana

If you want to help, go to www.nect.org.za. We have a dedicated bank account for those wanting to contribute.

Sizwe Nxasana

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