Young people came out in numbers to access the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Deadline Mobilization Blitz program held in Mdantsane zone 10 community hall on 18 January and Duncan Village 19 January 2023.

The program was held by the Metro to assist the youth on applying for funding and it was in partnership with various organisations including the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), South African Police Service (SAPS) etc. Services offered at the Blitz included assisting with making copies using photo-copying machines, certifying documents by the commissioner of oaths, typing documents and accessing information via the internet using WiFi.

BCM Deputy Executive Mayor Councillor Princess Faku addressed the aspirant learners encouraging them to take advantage of such programs in order to access education.

"Through education, a child that’s not coming from a advantaged background can become anything. You can become a doctor or an engineer and even the President of our country through education. You can be anything you put your mind and heart to.” She encouraged the youth that when they get to Universities and Colleges, they must not forget their goals and backgrounds.

She spoke to several youths advising them as they were assisted by various BCMM teams. Many young people expressed gratitude for the programme and vowed to make use of the opportunities this might present as they knock on the doors of many tertiary institutions.