The youth shall be vocal

Name: Unati Snam 

Province: Eastern Cape 

Facebook: /unati.snam

Twitter handle: unati568

Unathi Snam describes himself as a very humble fun loving soul who is passionate about others. 

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

I needed training so that I can be effective in my community and be part of a network of change drivers across the country

What did you enjoy the most about training? 

The content of the training is well packaged and very effective but I enjoyed “using social media for social change” the most.

How has training helped you or changed your perspective?

I have obtained innovative and helpful tools to influence change and challenge the status quo. I feel empowered in using social media more effectively

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

I believe the youth should be vocal in their communities, be active participants in their wards, join hands and start businesses specifically located in townships to grow “township economy.” 

What is your field of interest?

 Education

How are you driving change in your community?

I currently establish and maintain reading clubs around Grahamstown. I believe children who read will be better leaders

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

 I plan to do research and share my thoughts with the network on how best to improve the quality of public education system

What are your plans for this year?

I plan on going to school to do project management. I also plan to grow the number of reading clubs I currently service, recruit and train volunteers who will be literacy mentors

How will you be involving the network in your plans?

I will share knowledge and ideas with others who share the same field of interest as me.

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