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Thulani Madondo's program provides academic support to 400 children living in the slums of Kliptown, South Africa.
The story behind the Hero
Kliptown has long suffered from high rates of unemployment, crime and school dropouts, and the end of apartheid did little to change the situation.
Want to get involved? Check out the Kliptown Youth Program website and see how to help.
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Exploring the issue
There are more than a billion people living in slums worldwide, and many of them are children hoping to find a way out and break the cycle.