Making a Difference

SaySay has been supporting the MAD leadership Foundation since 2017 and continues to pledge his support to this worthy cause. All proceeds of the sale of his work at One11 Gallery goes towards the MAD Leadership Foundation Scholarship Fund. SaySay.Love is also one of the contributing artists at Silapha, an art auction with a purpose, on 9 March at the Lionel Smit Studio in Somerset West.

About The Foundation

The MAD Leadership Foundation supports high school learners and tertiary students through their academic and personal journeys, ensuring that they have the necessary tools and opportunities to reach their full potential. They seek to engage in the lives of young people through an investment in education and leadership, as they believe that education empowers individuals to improve their socioeconomic circumstances, and therefore not only their own lives but also that of their families, their communities and South Africa. 

“At MAD Leadership Foundation we focus on identifying, supporting and developing the future leaders of South Africa. We provide a comprehensive, personal and long-term scholarship programme, offering scholars support in the areas of mentorship and personal, academic and leadership development. By focusing on the individual needs of each scholar, we ensure we maintain a personal connection to their requirements, that way providing comprehensive support for the duration of their academic career.

Our scholarship is more than just a contribution towards the scholar’s academic costs. Make A Difference Leadership Foundation supports each scholar from Grade 8 throughout their tertiary degree, not only by providing financial assistance but also by supporting the individual in his/her personal and professional development as they prepare for their future. We achieve this through a multi-disciplinary team, skilled in various professions to ensure that we remove any barrier the scholar is facing in the most effective and efficient manner, so they can continue focusing on achieving their dreams, while we take care of the rest.”

“Francois Pienaar and a group of like-minded individuals shared a vision to develop academically talented scholars with leadership potential into future leaders for South Africa. Make A Difference Leadership Foundation NPC* was formed in 2003 to realise this ambition to transform South Africa – one scholar at a time. Francois Pienaar was appointed as the Founding Chairman and 15 businessmen made a personal commitment to the organisation and were appointed Members.

Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD Leadership Foundation) is still working hard to fulfil the shared vision of the founding members to Make A Difference in the lives of talented, young South Africans with leadership potential.”

Visit the MAD Official Site for more information about their work.