Reverend Natalie Simons-Arendse

Chaplain, St Cyprian's Grammar School for Girls

Every year the World Economic Forum selects 200 to 300 extraordinary individuals to form an international community that will have an impact on the global future. In 2007, the Reverend Natalie Simons-Arendse, a girl from the Cape Flats with a dream of changing the world, was one of 30 South Africans honoured in this way. As one of the youngest priests in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, and one of very few women, the 33 year-old reverend is proud to serve, whether as an intern for the former Archbishop of Cape Town, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, or as chaplain at St Cyprian's Grammar School for Girls � her old alma mater. Driven by her passion for youth development, Simons- Arendse continues to facilitate Face to Face/Faith to Faith � an international multi-faith youth leadership programme that brings teenagers from different countries and backgrounds together to discuss issues of peace, violence and social responsibility. Hers is a world vision in which xenophobia doesn't exist and tolerance is a way of life. � Cat Pritchard

Lunch spot: Chai Yo, Mowbray, Cape Town