Meet the South African Field Volunteer team! A diverse group of young changemakers that are enthused about travelling in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Gauteng this year!
Amanda Mokoena is a Public Relations Management graduate from the University of South Africa. She also worked for nearly three years in PR and Marketing before completing her studies. Amanda always had a passion for bringing change in the community. This led her to volunteer for City Year South Africa, which engages a diverse group of 18 to 25 year olds in a full-time service of leadership, development and civic engagement. Amanda is particularly attracted to NGO's and still involved in community projects that are bringing change and hope to the lives of people in need. Amanda will be travelling in the Limpopo Province.
Banele Ndoba is an undergraduate Human Resource Management student at Cape University of Technology and a mentee of Christel House, a GlobalGiving partner organisation. He is a firm believer in helping poverty-stricken communities and says that this enables him to uplift himself too. By empowering young people, he can play a small part in enriching the communities through focusing on real life issues affecting them. Growing up in an underprivileged community has helped him look at life in a different perspective, and his ultimate dream is to one day starts a nonprofit organisation. Banele describes himself as a dreamer and believer, and he lives by the motto that nothing is impossible, one just has to believe and success shall commence. Banele will be travelling in the Western Cape Province.
Sibulele Mancayi is a is a social science enthusiast who also has a great passion for sport. So much so, that he believes sport is a great intervention to formal education in bringing about much needed social change. As a current Masters in Sociology (Research) student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Sibulele has developed and nurtured a profound interest in doing his part of empowering the youth through academics and sport. Sibulele hopes to gain enough knowledge and experience within the philanthropy environment and rely on the skills he will gain to establish an NGO in the village he comes from. An organisation that will bring positive change in the lives of many young people in the community. Sibulele will be travelling in the Eastern Cape Province.
Takawira Norman Kirinjani is a Masters graduate of Development Studies whose major interests are in some fields ranging from Sustainable Livelihoods, Rural and Urban Development, Gender and Agrarian studies to Youth Studies and Sports Studies. Norman has worked with Centre for Community Development (CCD) in implementing some programs including building Effective Local Governance Systems and Civic Education for Traditional Leaders. He firmly believes in helping poverty-stricken communities, and this enables him to uplift himself too. Growing up in an underprivileged community has helped Norman to look at life in a different perspective, and his ultimate goal in life is to one day be a founder of a nonprofit organisation. In this way, I will be assisting the young generation to achieve their dreams. Norman will be travelling in the Gauteng Province.