Ntombi Sefularo

Co-founder, The Ikageng Project (TIP)

When the going gets tough, Ntombi Sefularo hangs around. As a cofounder of the Ikageng Project in Potchefstroom, Sefularo and many others chose to help children in the area get an education by providing career guidance and life skills lessons. The idea was that education will break the cycle of poverty into which many of these children are born. The project, which has been in operation since 2007, lost many of its founding members when they pulled out for personal reasons, but Sefularo stayed on. She has almost single-handedly kept the organisation afloat by developing learner development material and providing life skills lessons at Ikageng township's high schools. The organisation operates with little funding and Sefularo has been working as a volunteer for the past two years. She plans to stay with the project until 2011. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Mugg & Bean, Potchefstroom