Impacting the corners of the African continent

Name: Athenkosi Nzala

Province: Western Cape

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Twitter handle: @AthenkosiNzala

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“I am not the same as I was before I came to ACTIVATE!, my appreciation will be practising what was given to me, and give it to others.”

Athenkosi was born in the Eastern Cape Province and came to Cape Town to study Civil Engineering at UCT. He is passionate about education and mentorship. Athenkosi’s desire is to impact the corner’s of the African continent and the world with a variety of education through a united effort of key role-players.

Why did you decide to be part of the ACTIVATE! Network?

To be action and solution driven and add value to my continent

What did you enjoy the most about training?

Re-imagening Africa. Getting to be groomed as a leader, unlocking my potential.

How has training helped you or changed your perspective?

I see Africa in a new way, I have so many ways of doing things. The resources exposed to us are amazing, there are no words to describe the support I have.

What do you think the role of the youth is in developing the country?

Unlearn societal norms as well as the perception we have been given of Africa. Start to learn ways of engaging communities to know what challenges they face, and take actionable steps in finding solutions. The youth needs to realise their power when they are united and not alone.  The youth needs to be present and engage because we are natural enablers.

What is your field of interest?

Policy and Infrastructure framework of Africa.

Education of Africa

How would you like to drive change in your community?

As Afrika Can Foundation we help nearby schools with social and academic education

Now that you have completed training, how do you plan to keep active in the network?

By attending events by ACTIVATE! and Activators as well as involve them in my own projects.

What are your plans for this year?

Complete degree

-Continue with AfrikaCan Foundation

How will you be involving the network in your plans?

By asking for advice and expertise

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