Randy Mampuru

Kidz Hub

What does your company do?

Kidz Hub focuses on the academic and personal development of township children. We have created programs that support kids daily with their homework (mainly focusing on mathematics and literacy) while exposing them to technology and entrepreneurship through different interactive activities.

What is your biggest success?

My journey as a social entrepreneur as been my greatest achievement. I constantly saw the need to invest in myself by firstly educating my self and seeking opportunities that can equip me to grow our organisation. I was then granted a scholarship to study the Social Entrepreneurship Program at the Gordon Institute of Business Studies (Gibs) through the Rand Merchant Bank support for social entrepreneurs. Going through this program had a great impact on how I do things as a leader of an organisation. From when I started in my mother's kitchen with 3 kids to impacting 90 kids daily. I continued to stay educated and was granted once again with a scholarship to study Management Practise and Henley Business School through champion SA. Which has had a great impact on how the organisation operates. My studies gave me an opportunity to work on a business model that won't only have a positive impact but would make the organisation self-sustainable. To date Kidz Hub has impacted over 403 kids and have given first-hand experience to 228 young people within our community.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Creating a self-sustainable organisation has been our biggest hurdle, finding and maintaining ways the organisation can continue operating without relying on funders/donations has been a challenge but has been doable. We have been charging a minimal amount that our beneficiaries pay monthly to cover our operational costs. This has helped us greatly to continue keeping our doors open even during our dry seasons. Unfortunately, as the founder I suffer greatly as the organisation can't afford to pay me consistently which has a negative impact on my personal finances.