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Mpho builds Robots from Trash

In the streets of Soweto, A genius is building Robots using trash. He needs education and a shelter for him and his family to sleep

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  • Started on 09 December 2017 Mpho builds Robots from Trash

    Aftab Pashaw

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Mpho builds Robots from Trash

In the streets of Soweto, A genius is building Robots using trash. He needs education and a shelter for him and his family to sleep

Meet Mpho, A brilliant 20 year old young man who builds Robots from trash was spotted on the streets of Soweto by NAS daily . Yes, literally from trash as you see in the video using worn out battery from an elevator and a motor from the drilling machine all of this in 2 weeks. Havent we all have seen how Amazon has such type of Robots in their warehouses? Now, Mpho's robot may not be sophisticated but its sure costing a fraction of those. 

This talented youngster needs to sharpen his skills and advance his inventions in the Robotics. Its quite trending on NAS daily with over 9000 people liking it already in less than 24 hours and several hundres coming forward to help him.

I reached out to Mpho and collected his details as below to make the donors/supporters help him in whatever manner they can.

Full name : Mpho Makutu

DOB: 1997-08-27
ADDRESS : Polokwane, Ga - Maja, Kopermyn , Moruleng street , 10222 stand number 

His email is :

His phone number : +27794117949

Social Impact

Stuck below the poverty line, this youngster has potential to not only rise above the poverty line but also to create more economic opportunities to train people around his area to be skilled in Robotics. This project qualifies under multiple Global goals rolled out by United Nation's such as Goal#1: No Poverty, Goal#8 Decent work & Economic Growth, Goal#9 : Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure.

25th December, 2017

Reached out to ABB (SA)

I have reached out to ABB's CSR division in South Africa to check if they can help provide employment / training in Robotics division to Mpho.

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13th December, 2017

Scholarship update

I spoke to Andre Hoffman of Robotics Association of South Africa to help Mpho get into school/scholarship.  He has been kind enough to make some references and spread the word around. More updates as soon as i get the email response. Thank you all.

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12th December, 2017

Donations pouring in...Thank you

Thanks a lot @Joannaliiv @Emilyear @ChristianScorpion @AlizaDangur @JulionHartig @Philipchristian @mindypacker @hirasiddiqui. Thanks for your generous contribution

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11th December, 2017

Thank you Brownie Slices for your contribution

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10th December, 2017

Thank you Riz for $100

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10th December, 2017

More updates from Mpho

*EDUCATION: I passed my grade 12 in 2015, I studied Mathematics, Agricultural science, Life sciences and Geography. Now I'm studying at SWGC Molapo Campus. 2017 was my second year I was studying Automative repair and maintenance. 

*Robotics : it's just a talent from GOD, because I started doing this before going to high school. 

* I do want to continue studying but not at the same college, I wanted to study at a school where they deal with Robotics specifically. I was just disappointed to hear that, that kind of school is not around. 

* Further studies I don't more information about the school where I want to further my studies . And education will help me improve my knowledge and standard of my Robotics. 

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28th December, 2017
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hello friend... greetings from India... pls extend the project date :)

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