‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’ – Nelson Mandela!

Richards Bay, 23 April 2018 – Hosted by JB Marks Education Trust Fund, the 7th prestigious Career Exhibition in South Africa is taking place today and tomorrow in Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal at the Zululand Chamber of Business Foundation to form part of giving the SA youth a better chance at a bright future with knowledge and resources.

Media Release: Education is Power

As JB Marks Education Trust Fund, the ethos is to give the youth some fighting chance as future leaders who are fully capable of changing the economic and social status of South Africa through exposure to information and opportunities available at the JB Marks Career Exhibition. Ultimately, we aim to inspire and motivate.

As we celebrate the 21st anniversary of “Education is power”, the Annual Career Exhibition is an initiative that the Trust Fund takes great pride in because it has been designed essentially as a platform to plough back into the community. For this reason, these Career Exhibitions always target areas that have the least access to resources and opportunities.

“Information is power, and the best way to empower our people is to arm them with knowledge and resources.  Moreover, this is a platform that will enable learners in and around Richards Bay to be in a position to make the best possible choices about not only what to study post Matric, but also which industries to pursue post tertiary. This will go a long way towards minimising career challenges faced in the country; and subsequently contribute positively to the state of the nation’s economy and growth,” said JB Marks Education Trust Fund Board member, Simphiwe Nanise.

As we celebrate our 21st Anniversary, we believe that there is no better way to celebrate this milestone than with an event that will have such a positive impact on the great community of Richards Bay.

“As the Department of Basic Education in KZN, we are profoundly proud to be the beneficiaries of an initiative of this magnitude, especially one that focuses on empowering learners through education and well-needed information regarding their future careers – this are the kinds of interventions we need in our communities, to the JB Marks Education Trust Fund, I say – well done and continue to do the good work” says Dr. Ngogi Mahaye, Head of Ministry.

“We remain objective in ensuring all students who access this education trust are making a contribution towards the upliftment of the lives of our members and society in general – ultimately education is the most powerful weapon.” Concludes Sekanka


Susann is a travel, parenting, beauty and lifestyle blogger in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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