Dillon Williams



My name is Dillon Williams and I am a member of the 67 Kids To School team for 2020. I am 16 and - like the rest of the team - attend SACS High School. I grew up in Cape Town and love the Mother City for its diverse cultures and peoples. The saying: "Out of many - one" has always perfectly described the city and the country for me.

Although we may be one people united by our love for South Africa, we all have incredibly different socio-economic circumstances. Because we live in the most unequal country in the world, the gap between the very wealthy and the very poor is massive. We should always look to uplift those who have less than we do. 

I believe that education is one of the greatest long-term empowerment tools that can be used to eradicate the legacy of Apartheid. When you educate a child, you give them the passport to a bright future - the world is put into their hands! That is why I am so honoured to be a part of the team this year. Being extensively involved in outreach, I love the freedom that this project gives me, as an organizer. I cannot wait to see 67 glistening smiles at the beginning of 2021 (and beyond).  Being able to grant someone such joy is a truly special feeling and the impact that these children will have on this world is going to be immense.

“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”

― Oscar Wilde



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