Converse DOUBLES the Pledge for Student Debt Relief Campaign

Now giving away R2 Million towards student debt

Due to an overwhelming response, Converse has doubled the pledge from R1 million and declared an R2 million pledge to the #kickthedebt campaign. Converse acknowledges the need in assistance for students across South Africa and has decided to extend and increase the campaign and its pledge to give more students a chance to kick their debt. They have extended the campaign for another 2 weeks and will end on the 14th March 2021.

The focus of the #kickthedebt campaign is to ease even a small portion of the result of generational economic depression. Converse recognizes and understands the need to back the South African youth and the campaign aims to make a difference as education is prohibitively expensive, and as a result, student debt is incredibly high. Student debt is a prominent issue South African youths face, with an increasing need for the issue to be erased

Converse has made the level of access to entry for students easy by using digital platforms. To combat those barriers, applicants can enter and access the #KicktheDebt nomination form on the Converse e-commerce website;, where friends and family will also be able to motivate for funds. At the end of the nomination phase, both Converse, the influencers and a panel of independent judges will review the nominations and select the ultimate beneficiaries

For more Ts and Cs regarding the #kickthedebt campaign, visit

About Converse

Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company” TM and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories and is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries.



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