Sizwe Thandukwazi Nxumalo

Founder: Enke: Making a Mark

Twenty-one-year-old Sizwe Nxumalo is not happy merely to get a good education himself; he wantsothers to do the same. Currently in his second year of study towards an honours degree in economic science at Wits, Nxumalo is also developing an IT start-up to make tertiary education accessible to young South Africans. Why? Because he believes in the power of education, which is the reason he founded an initiative called Enke: Making a Mark, which helps to empower high-school and tertiary students from impoverished backgrounds to cope with academic challenges and realise their full academic potential. "I believe I have been able to achieve a lot through the quality of education that I received,� says Nxumalo. In 2010, when teachers downed tools in schools a few months before matric exams, Nxumalo mobilised his fellow Wits students to help tutor matriculants in Katlehong. After all, you don't have to be a teacher to help others to learn. �Thabo Mohlala

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