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About Youth

Programme Champion

Zamajozi Sithole

BA Psych Cum Laude (NMMU)
Founder of Umthombo weMfundo Foundation, Advisory Board member of GirlDreamer
Passionate about youth development and social entrepreneurship
Role Models include the former first Lady of USA, Michelle Obama, and former AU Youth Envoy, Aya Chebbi

Programme Champion

Chumani Nkwinti

BA Psychology Honours (Rhodes University)
Traversing Liminality class’ 2021
Passionate about Children and Youth’s Mental Health and a believer of volunteerism
Role Model: Oprah Winfrey


“A collection of young leaders and alumni across South Africa and Southern Africa who are actively involved in solving society’s challenges, promoting social justice and driving positive social change. These leaders are critical thinkers and influencers who are active members and contributors to the programme and who are key to driving Africa forward”


“To become a Globally Recognised Children and Youth Leadership Programme focused on imparting Mandela’s Values.”

Initiatives under Youth Leadership