Street Biz Foundation, South Africa
Nico de Klerk is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, the founder, and CEO of Street Biz Foundation (non-profit company). Street Biz Foundationâ€™s aim is to innovatively address poverty, unemployment, and inequality using technology, social networking, and research. Our long- term objective is to establish an online business school for the unemployed and school-leaving youth. In honor of Nelson Mandela, and to raise awareness for Street Biz, he launched the â€œLong Walk Projectâ€ in 2018. He walked across South Africa covering 2,750km (1,708miles), slept in local townships, and met 25,000 people in 104 communities. He was the National and Southern African Coordinator for SAGE (a global youth entrepreneurship NGO) and guest speaker at the World Championships in Russia in 2014. He is currently authoring a book entitled â€œPilgrimage of the Mindâ€.
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