You've got to meet Thembani.
He's a teenager from South Africa who invented a new kind of noise-cancelling
headphones so that kids in noisy townships like his can study in peace and quiet.
His innovative design won an award, and this year Thembani's taking his headphones
across the globe to a design competition in California. And
a video about his story
won the 2018 GlobalGiving Video Contest!
Thembani is undeniably a gifted young inventor, but he recognizes that without
access to technology, students like him from disadvantaged townships in South Africa
likely wouldn't have the chance to show the world their talent.
, a local NGO that runs five computer centers for youth across
South Africa, Thembani got his chance. Now Afrika Tikkun is working to expand that
same opportunity to more future inventors, coders, and entrepreneurs by purchasing
new computers for their centers.
You can invest in the next Thembani—
donate to Afrika Tikkun's project
on GlobalGiving today, and make sure to watch
their prize-winning video!