Name: Luvuyo Nojoko
Province: Eastern Cape
Facebook: Luvuyo sjingo Nojoko
Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences.
I am Luvuyo Nojoko a young Activator (2016) from Port Elizabeth.
I’m in a leadership structure both in sport and other youth development programmes. I am from a previously disadvantaged community called Well Estates in Port Elizabeth. I am a member of a vibrant youth development organization called Unstoppable Youth from Wells Estates. I have been involved with the organisation for more than two years.
Why did you decide to be part of the ACTIVATE! Network?
I joined ACTIVATE!Change Drivers in 2016 through a 2015 Activator and leader Misile Nikelo. I decided to join ACTIVATE!Change Drivers because of the leadership word associated with the programme, and I believe that I have always been a leader throughout my life hence the interest to learn more on leadership.
What did you enjoy the most about training?
I enjoyed Activate programmes because of the attention one gets in the programme and the manner in which it was conducted, the programme was also in line with community development. I have shown interest in community development activities especially educational activities and the arts.
How has training helped you or changed your perspective?
The programme helped me understand expectations of the leadership process and required skills to achieve desired developments in all spheres of leadership. Activate assisted me with the opportunity to network with young leaders around South Africa. I have improved in my management skills and understanding the importance of being relevant.
Have you been inspired and been the inspiration in your community and those you interact with?
The future of South Africa is mainly dependent on young people taking action in developing others.
What do you think the role of the youth is in developing the country?
Driving change is the main interest connected to my vision and partaking in the activities of a youth based organisation called ” Unstoppable Youth” when doing different educational programmes. I believe and know that South Africans don’t need food parcels but we need information.
What is your field of interest?
Social entrepreneurship is my field of interest because it does not only benefit me but the entire Country. My relevance to the network is through inviting and attending other activator events or being active via social media like facebook and whatsapp.