Lelo Kingston Mofokeng
One of our Brave Ambassadors who will be representing the children of South Africa.
Lelo Kingston Mofokeng (9) is a published author of the book “How I survived Bullying” which he wrote in grade 1 when he was 7 years old. He wrote and did the illustrations himself. Lelo started reading before the age of two and wrote his first book at the age of 5. Offcourse he enjoys reading, drawing animations, creative writing, drama/acting and movie making.
He writes and illustrates his own books and has currently written over 80 books waiting to be published. He dreams of working for an animation company one day like Dreamworks Animations. Lelo has appeared in many of the local radio stations and television shows. He was also featured in both local and an international newspaper, magazines and blogs.
He is a motivational speaker, activist and is an anti-bullying ambassador for Project Brave Heart. He recently got nominated for Africa authors Awards. Lelo’s mission is to see that all children obtain an education and that they learn to read and write at an early age. He started his own foundation called “Lelo Kingston Cares” when he was just 7 years old. This foundation helps feed the homeless, donates goods to orphanages and helps schools promote reading and writing. Lelo hopes to fight and do away with the poverty in the world. Lelo is an easy-going child who enjoys watching movies and playing on his PlayStation or tablet. He loves school and enjoys spending time alone or with his friends.
Lelo’s Message: “No matter how bad your day is, there is always something to be grateful for. You can be whatever you want to be…. If you believe in yourself”.
For bookings & book orders: 082 830 0121 OR 066 265 4200
Ethan Snyman is an 18 year old young man with Down syndrome. As for other people with special needs, a big obstacle for Ethan is people’s perception of him. Not only is he an incredible individual that is much more than the syndrome he has, Ethan has a unique personality, and is always friendly, caring and never judgmental.
Ethan became involved with Project Brave Heart to spread the message that people should be accepting of one another and celebrate each other’s uniqueness and special abilities rather than shortcomings.
Ethan's description of a bully is someone with an "attitude problem”, that “has a black heart” which they “must make clean and white”. His mottos in life are “no name calling” and “sharing is caring”.
Together Ethan and Lelo are eager to take hands to change the way people who are perceived to be different are treated. We must accept people for whom they are, everybody has a right to be treated fairly in an environment that is safe.