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Reading: Mom Sells Fresh Biscuits to Raise Money For Her Daughter to Become a Pilot
Reading: Mom Sells Fresh Biscuits to Raise Money For Her Daughter to Become a Pilot

Mom Sells Fresh Biscuits to Raise Money For Her Daughter to Become a Pilot

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Festus Conteh
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Mom Sells Fresh Biscuits to Raise Money For Her Daughter to Become a Pilot
Mom Sells Fresh Biscuits to Raise Money For Her Daughter to Become a Pilot

A South African mother known as Lulu Ralehoko has gotten netizens celebrating her bravery and resilience for starting a petty business to help raise airline pilot fees so that her 23-year-old daughter Tshepang can be accepted at the Blue Chip Flight School in Pretoria.

Tshepang’s mom and aunt are reportedly baking and selling hundreds of buckets of fresh biscuits and scones to raise 100,000 South African Rand – the equivalent of almost $6,800 U.S. dollars.

Tshepang is already taking flight lessons at Blue Chip Flight School in Pretoria, but needs to raise more money to get her private pilot’s license, and then her commercial pilot’s license.

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Family, friends, and complete strangers from all around the world have been very supportive of their fundraising efforts. The campaign has gone viral via her aunt’s personal Facebook page, and the orders have been coming in non-stop via WhatsApp.

Tshepang says her ultimate goal is to see more African and female pilots in the cockpit, and she knows that her story will inspire millions around the world. “I’m not doing this just for myself. I’m trying to create the drive to fund other people in the future that are also black and female,” she told News 24.

“She is so passionate. You should see her eyes when she talks about aviation; She just changes,” her aunt Doris Temba said.

 

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.