Niall Mellon

The Education Crisis in South Africa and How We Can Help

Niall Mellon

Talk: The Education Crisis in South Africa and How We Can Help

Niall J. Mellon is an Irish entrepreneur, property developer and founder of the Niall Mellon Township Trust, which provided homes to impoverished communities in South Africa's townships. Now he runs Mellon Educate, a development charity that strives to solve the education crisis in South Africa. At Google, Mellon talked about how he originally got inspired to help in South Africa, how his charity is helping in the region since the early 2000s, and how everyone can get involved to change many lives for the better.

Niall Mellon

Mellon began to spend most of his time working to help the poor in 2002. While on a visit to South Africa, he was moved by the poverty of some township communities near Cape Town and formed the house building charity, the "Niall Mellon Township Trust" with his own funds. In 2013, Mellon Educate was established with the goal of building and refurbishing schools in South Africa and Kenya.