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How education is making a difference in South Africa
Oct 2, 2017 11:55 AM ET

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela, father of the nation of South Africa and inspiration for 26 year old microbiologist Sipho Shezi.

When Sipho first started at Mpumelelo High School in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal Province, it only had eight classrooms for its 560 pupils. There was no clean water source, so many of the children had to walk miles every morning carrying heavy water cans to school.

Find out more about Sipho’s story