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dtd(longPhilanthropy work is at the core of Paul Modjadji’s work. His entire career is motivated by his passion for developing young people in South Africa and helping to fly our country’s flag high. As part of his social development work Paul oversees four successful youth development projects.


1) Dare to Dream Art workshops

Paul oversees the art workshops that are rendered for free to hundreds of young South African youth over their school holidays. The Dare to Dream Art Workshops are set up to live up to their objective of encouraging young people to dream and to use their talents coupled with hard work to strive and reach for their dreams. Using art disciplines such as drama, music, dance, film making and writing, young people are given workshops to empower them and build their self reliance.

 2) Dare to Dream Youth Theatre Company

A project that doubles as a leadership programme and an incubator for young people who show exceptional talent after our school holiday run workshops. The youth theatre company is a year long programme that sees young talent trained and then offered a platform to perform in front of an audience.  In 2014, the Youth Company staged Hammanskraal’s first full on stage musical “Rorisang and Julie”.

The young performers were all really excited at the opportunity of performing on a high tech stage with lights, sets, sound, make up and wardrobe. For many it is the stuff they only see on television.  The Dare to Dream Theatre Company also celebrated  one of their talents who won an all expenses paid trip to Europe to compete at an international dance competition.

With the support of the Foundation one of its beneficiaries is in his first year with Tshwane University of Technology studying towards his Diploma in Musical Theatre.

 3) Dare to Read Campaign

Launched in 2013, the Dare to Read campaign is endorsed y the NYDA, The City of Tshwane, and Khulisa Social Solutions. The campaign seeks to encourage young people to read as a form of empowerment. Having realized what books could do for him, Paul was encouraged to share the knowledge with other young people.

“My biggest concern is seeing young people who despite their dream of studying further have to settle for the reality of not having the financial means to study further. Readily available literature is one of the ways I know for a fact we as young people can arm ourselves with education about the world and different fields of interest.” said Modjadji. The Dare to Read Campaign was launched with a donation of books by South African prolific writer Melinda Ferguson and Sarah Setlaelo, who donated copies of the Kelly Khumalo story.

A book that offers lessons for young people on the lures and temptations of the entertainment industry, but most importantly a book that shares the tale of one of South African star’s story to reaching her dreams and fighting her demons to come out triumphant on the other side.


 4) Dare to Green Campaign

In May 2013 Paul joined hands with Khulisa Social Solutions, Anglo Gold Ashanti and four other mining companies around Merafong to officially launch the Dare to Green Campaign. A campaign that is geared towards educating and promoting the practice of recycling and of being an environmentally conscious society.

The Dare to Green Campaign also promotes a spirit of being entrepreneurial, as young people learn to create items from recycled waste that they can sell for a profit.





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