PUBLIC INNOVATION: AN ACTIVATOR SHARES HER STORY

When Siphelele Chirwa took the stand in front of nearly 200 other young South Africans  at an innovation showcase outside Johannesburg last month, her words rose above the glorious thunderstorm breaking outside. Imagine, she asked, getting to the end of your life and nobody has ever asked you what your big dream was.

Inspiring, honest and clear, Chirwa set a great example of the power of humility and the mighty potential that can be ignited when community members become active citizens and say ‘what if’ instead of ‘if only’ …

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