South African orphan commits to helping others

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2015 Summer Youth Assembly at the UN. Photo: UN Web TV

A 17-year old orphan from South Africa says he was inspired by former President Nelson Mandela to follow his dream of helping disadvantaged people in his country.

Richard Selebogo is attending a three-day Youth Assembly at the United Nations where young people are discussing new development  goals, which are due to be agreed by world leaders in September.

Siobhán Garside asked Mr Selebogo what motivated him to get involved.

Duration: 1'35"

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