A Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) product is using skills learned in the programme to train underprivileged Eastern Cape high school students to become leaders of tomorrow.
Andile Mbuqu, 26, is the CEO and founder of the Phuhlis’Imfundo Foundation, which tutors 480 students from 15 schools in Gqeberha’s Motherwell township.
“The students we work with come from a variety of public and private schools. Our role is not to teach, but to supplement what the students have already learned in class, attempting to improve their comprehension “Mbuqu stated.
Mbuqu stated that he also incorporates leadership skills into his lessons.
The young man wishes to establish a technologically advanced school.
Mbuqu’s motivation for opening a school is to see his students succeed in life.
“I want to make a difference in their lives. The students come from low-income families where their birthdays are not celebrated and girls do not have sanitary towels “He stated.