East Coast Drive raises almost R40,000 to get aspiring dancer to Los Angeles
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East Coast Drive raises almost R40,000 to get aspiring dancer to Los Angeles

It was a story that tugged at their heartstrings, and they knew they needed to do something to make this 14-year-old's dreams come true. 

Bongani, Mags, and G-Dog / Supplied
Bongani, Mags, and G-Dog / Supplied

Over the past two weeks, we've been chatting about 14-year-old Anikwa Mkhabela's inspiring story that moved the Drive team once they heard it. 

The Northlands High student was chosen to go to Los Angeles to show off her dancing skills at the World Championships of Performing Arts. 

READ: Passionate 14-year-old dancer needs your help to go to Los Angeles

Anikwa was selected to go previously, but couldn't due to finances. When she was offered the opportunity again, her family wanted to do everything possible to get her to LA. 

Her mom approached Bongani at a recent event to tell him about the story, and when he heard it, he knew he had to do something to make her dream become a recently. 

We invited Anikwa in studio to talk more about her passion for dancing, and what this competition means to her. In case you missed it, listen to that chat below:

The entire trip was said to cost R87,000, and the Mkhabela family managed to raise R40,000 of their own money. Still, a lot more was needed.

The Drive team then set up a crowdfunding page for her. On Tuesday, they decided to dedicate the last hour of the show to rake in donations from the people of KZN. 

Slowly but surely, the pledges started streaming in. The team was overwhelmed by the response, and by the end of the show, the people of KZN managed to come together to raise almost R40,000 in just under an hour. 

ALSO READ: Mom's plea to help make dancing daughter's dream come true

KZN, a BIG thank you goes out to all who have donated to help make Anikwa's dream come true. 

Watch our social media pages to find out how her story unfolds. 

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