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Thabo Sefolosha: The NBA superstar with a heart of gold

Swiss basketball megastar Thabo Sefolosha has got some serious game. Not only has the towering 6 foot 7 inch guard been blazing a trail through the ranks of the NBA, he’s also spearheading a special after-school project in a South African township that’s keeping kids off the streets and uplifting a community.

New York Celebrates 20 Years of Shared Interest

It’s no coincidence that Shared Interest’s anniversary coincides with the year South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy with its fifth national election — the NGO has long been invested in the future of the country, raising more than $16 million over the last two decades to support numerous agricultural and housing projects and facilitating scores of micro-lending ventures that have benefited more than two million people.