Athenkosi Nzala doing his bit to empower the next generation of leaders

Athenkosi Nzala, is a final-year civil engineering student at UCT who is committed to helping others.

He is the executive director and founder of AfrikaCan Foundation, which is a creative tutoring and mentorship programme that fuels passion for academic and social success through encouraging and inspiring high school learners to learn and think about how they learn.

He is a member of Inspire Foundation Group Africa where he is head of personal development ensuring the mentorship and academic development of students from Grade 10 to 12 at Bisho High School where he went to school.

Our June Hero is also a volunteer for Call 2 Care that builds and maintains vegetable garden beds for disadvantaged schools.

During his years at UCT, he has been a first-year civil engineering mentor, orientation Leader, 100UP mentor, EBE student council member, Engineers without Borders – Litre of Light project, a member of the interim SRC 2016/2017 where he held the portfolio of Labour Relations and Student Services.

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