Bill Clinton on SA visit

Chelsea and Bill
Chelsea and Bill

Former US president Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea will on Tuesday visit the Ubuntu Education Centre in Zwide in Port Elizabeth, one of the Clinton Global Initiative commitment sites.

The centre was opened in 2010 as part of the initiative. It is the culmination of the efforts of the Ubuntu Education Fund, which has become one of South Africa’s largest Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) since it was founded in 1999.

The fund reaches 40 000 children and has fund-raising offices in New York and London.

South Africa is the last stop of an African tour by the former president and his daughter to four countries where Clinton Foundation projects are located.

Bill Clinton is visited former President Nelson Mandela at his home at Qunu in the Eastern Cape last year. The two former presidents  met on the eve of Madiba’s 94th birthday.

Clinton was trying to get more support for a charity he helped start that provides training for impoverished South African school children in the hope that they can carve out a better future for themselves.