We, in Keyrus South Africa had decided to make a ‘virtual’ effort to connect with some of our Keyrus family in Paris, the company’s global headquarters. We covered the distance from Durban to Paris to raise funds for a cause that is very close to our teams’ hearts: providing opportunities for education and life-skills mentorship to individuals here in South Africa whose start in life has not been that fortunate. We want to provide choices to young scholars who have the potential to lead and change this world.
As a group of educated professionals we strongly believe in the power of education. We believe in the importance of equal opportunities. We believe that making a difference to an individual will have a positive ripple effect on their family, their community, and eventually on our nation.
That’s why we partnered with the Amathuba Foundation. The Amathuba Foundation facilitates high school opportunities for disadvantaged learners at schools in South Africa. They help learners to reach their dreams, through customized funding and personal mentorship. They do this in partnership with their loyal patrons, the Amathuba Mentors, the partner schools, and the learners’ parents/guardians.
Amathuba believes in the power of opportunity. Their model is designed to provide what a disadvantaged learner needs in a new life environment, in order to thrive. Relationships, support, and accountability are at the heart of what has made this Foundation successful.
Siya is currently in Grade 10 at Hilton College. He is a determined and focused young man who always has a positive outlook on life. He lives in Durban with his younger sister, aunt, and gran. He tragically lost his mom in 2019 from a sudden illness.
Siya is passionate about learning new things and hopes to go into the field of medicine one day. His favorite subject is Drama andhe is a keen basketball and rugby player. His role model is Siya Kolisi, who has shown him that nothing is impossible and that you can and must live for more than yourself.
Raising funds and awareness of African wildlife conservation programs. 2023 will see the Keyrus team cycling through the bushveld of Manyoni Private Game Reserve.
Through sport, we raise money to assist Amathuba Foundation in providing mentorship and education to previously underprivileged African youth.
Raising funds towards the Zululand Conservation Trust and its conservation programs. In 2022 we focused on rhino conservation and pangolin reintroduction.