Name: Anele Wondo
Province: Western Cape
Anele Wondo from the Western Cape describes herself as a passionate individual and a believer in human development.
What are you championing in your community?
I’m currently coordinating an interim committee for development (social) at my former school. In the past four years the standard of the school went down dismally and so did the pass rate due to gangsterism. My portfolio is to help out with intervention programs, which is a work in progress. I also help upcoming musicians to master their craft- artist management.
How are you driving change in your community?
At the moment I’m in the process of building and strengthening relationships with local stake holders, part of that is putting arts and culture on the map so it can be recognised as an intervention.
How has ACTIVATE! and the network supported you in driving change?
Activate has introduced me to a very large network of amazing and very dedicated young people in SA. The program has helped to identify my strengths as an individual and how to structure my work.
The Bus Journey
Why have you decided to be part of the Bus Journey?
The Bus journey sounds like an innovating and once in a life time opportunity. The reason I decided to be part of it is because of the content of the journey, being part of individuals who will put the network’s profile out there is an honour for me because I believe in the A! Network.
What are you hoping to take out of the Bus Journey?
The conversations and the networks I will be making. What I’m hoping to take with me is how we can boost the network and how can we get other young people out there to be part of the network, as we are targeting 5000 come 2020.
What are you most looking forward to on the Bus Journey?
I have never been to Soweto, which holds a very rich history about our country. Also looking forward to meeting Activators I haven’t met, and of course what other people (‘’celebrities’) think of young people in this country, as far as development/innovation is concerned.
In an ideal world, who would you like to engage in conversation with on The Journey? Why?
I would like to engage with Masechaba Lekalake (tv presenter on The Big Debate and producer and radio show host.
From the show ‘’One Day Leader’’ on SABC 1, I realised how passionate Masechaba is about sustainable development of the African child. Her involvement in provocative social issues made me fall in love with her inner being. She inspires and motivates me to do more as a black women. She would be an ideal person to converse with.
What are your plans for next year?
I’m registering an NGO (‘Sokhana Foundation), which will later will be a foundation in my son’s name. The NGO focuses on a couple of projects, and one happens to be the ‘Donate A School Bag’ campaign that will focus on fundraising for education for kids from poor back grounds.
I’m currently in the process of profiling my own company, which will be 100% women owned. The company focuses on events/artist/brand/and project management and PR\Marketing.
How will you be involving the network in your plans?
I’m going to use my services, PR and Marketing to put the network out there.
Like I proposed to Chris, we will also make Activate a stakeholder in the ‘Donate-A-School Bag’’ campaign\project as this will boost the network. The project is a huge one and a lot of companies and celebrities want to get involved so they can champion the campaign.