Yesterday, I blogged about how Miss SA (and pageants in general) attract our attention to causes we might otherwise never have heard of. Today I’d like to see if I can do the same thing.

But as much as I can tell you about a cause, or you can see it on the cover of a newspaper, or like a “Save Our Rhino” Facebook page or post a #BringBackOurGirls pic to Instagram, unfortunately that doesn’t mean I’ll be changing the world. And neither are you. We’re just soothing our own conscience. And who am I to tell you which cause you should take notice of. Maybe you have one already?

I’ve written about a creative suggestion on how to give back before. What I learnt through that experience, is that even if it’s just a teeny tiny bit of your time and attention, it’ll make a world of difference to your soul. And not to mention the faces of those kids – they still bring tears to my eyes!

Now, how about being able to do that, full time? And to get paid a salary for doing it..?

To get off your couch, out of your safe comfort zone and out from behind your computer – to go out there and Change. The. World.

Do you want to work at an NGO, any NGO of your choice, AND get paid a salary?

Yes? Well, there’s this big company, and they’d like to invest in turning you into a real-life superhero. They want to Change. The. World.


Yep, Vodacom is looking for you if you want to take up this challenge, for 12 months. That’s a year’s employment and the very real benefit of doing something you’re actually passionate about. It’s really all up to you!

Vodacom says “The aim of the programme is to benefit the organisations, applicants and Vodacom – beyond just making and receiving a monetary donation. The programme is not an employment programme and the aim is to make a difference, to leave a foot print and to act as a springboard for both the successful applicants – as well as the organisations they’ll be working for”.

If this isn’t an opportunity you’ll be able to make use of – but you want to help pay it forward, please help spread the word about this, as I’m doing?

I think it’s a worthwhile use of my voice and my platform.. And I hope you think so too.