Xoli Funyani

Environmental educator

Xoli Funyani started a marketing diploma at Cape Technikon but left in her second year. That's when she decided to join the Mission Antarctica team travelling around South Africa raising environmental awareness and she hasn't looked back. Born and raised in Gugulethu, Funyani has been involved with the eco-schools programme that works with 11 primary schools in Gugulethu. She also volunteered with Pride of Table Mountain and led excursions on the mountain with young people to encourage interest and knowledge about the environment. She works as environmental education coordinator with Earth Child Project, which reaches out to local schools to help improve the environment and, with it, the lives of local children. And after only one year the schools have organic vegetable gardens, are recycling and their tuckshops sell healthy food. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Moyo, Cape Town