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2022 June 16

“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions.” – Samuel Ullman

In celebration of youth day, we have profiled 4 inspiriting young leaders who are blazing  new trails in academia, diplomacy, law and medicine. follow them in their journey and draw inspiration from their stories.

“We conquered the edge”, says Unarine Mulaudzi

“We conquered the edge”, says Unarine Mulaudzi from Makwarela, a township in Venda. She is the third born in my family, the first one to pass Matric and go to University, breaking generational curses. She has obtained a degree in Bachelors of Commerce in record time at the age of 20. “I make it a

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 The Bright Young Leaders Initiative is an African social enterprise founded for the purpose of empowering young people to strengthen various industries in African. We provide programs that equip young people with skills and strategies to help them invent, innovate and engage other youth people in bringing about sustainable development.

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#QualityEducationMatters Campaign

Help us improve access to information for rural schools and help students by donating books, calculators and computers.

Science and Innovation Challenge

Challenge yourself, innovate for your community and exhibit your solution amongst the best.

Rural Schools Innovation Camp

Join change makers from across south Africa as they learn critical skills and strategies to help them grow and scale their impact projects. 

Tshidimbini Information and Technology centre

This is a computer centre that will help students access online learning resources, learn fundamental technology skills and bridge the gap between secondary school and university education.

Young Leaders Podcast

Listen to inventors, innovators and inspirational young leaders from across the mother continent as they discuss the development of various industries in Africa.

SEExhibition

Network with fellow social entrepreneurs, learn and form partnerships to uplift the community.

Meet the founder

Anza Tshipetane is an educationalist and social entrepreneur of note who has been named on both the 100 Nelson Mandelas of the future and 200 Mail and Guardian Young South Africans lists. Having attended public schools in rural areas all her life, she recognised the gaps and challenges that students like her had to overcome in order to reach their goals. This is why she started BYLI because she believed that quality education is a fundamental human right and should not be made a privilege. She works not only to ensure that students get quality education but that this education is meaningful to them and to their communities.

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Research Methodology Handbook

This handbook is useful for those who want to take part in the Science and Innovation challenge. The handbook contains full information on how to conduct a research and present it.

Science and Innovation challenge Category Handbook

The handbook takes you through all the categories you can enter your project under based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Social Project Proposal manual

This handbook is useful for those who want to start social enterprises but do not know where to start, we have compiled this a guide to help you write your first proposal.

Design Thinking Manual

Design thinking is a method that will help your idea to reality.
This manual will take you step by stem from ideation in fully implementing your project.

Young Leaders Newsfeed

Fhulufhelo Muvhali defines success at a global MUN in Istanbul, Turkey.

Muvhali Fhulufhelo is a young female from Thohoyandou and also a student from the University of Venda (UNIVEN), she had been invited to attend a Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Turkey earlier on in March this year, her visit to Istanbul and other states inTurkey such as Ankara (capital city of Turkey), Cappadocia, Kusadasi

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“We conquered the edge”, says Unarine Mulaudzi

“We conquered the edge”, says Unarine Mulaudzi from Makwarela, a township in Venda. She is the third born in my family, the first one to pass Matric and go to University, breaking generational curses. She has obtained a degree in Bachelors of Commerce in record time at the age of 20. “I make it a

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BYLI hosts the Science and innovation challenge again!!

By Muvhali F On Friday, 21 May 2021,BYLI partnered with mr Phalandwa (Department of basic education) together with personnel from the University of Venda and the Vuwani science center to host and coordinate the second annual Science and Innovation event in the Vhembe district, Limpopo province.  This is a platform where high-school students from rural

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Young Anza encourages youth to follow the sciences

Young Anza encourages youth to follow the sciences Article by : Elmon Tshikhudo Extracted from : zoutnet.co.za Young Anza Tshipetane has loved the sciences since her high school years. In 2017, she became the best Grade 12 learner in Vhembe, and she is now in her second year of study in medicine at the University

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