Change the world

12/08/2019

Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: BSc Mathematical Statistics graduate, Khanya Mkoto, was selected as 1 of 28 ambassadors from  across the world to attend the 24th session of The Youth Assembly currently happening in Washington, DC & New York.

The Youth Assembly is an initiative by the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation that aims to empower youth to become the leaders and change makers who work together to create a sustainable world free of war, oppression, exclusion, and poverty.  Young people are the focus of the organisation, exemplified by the founder himself Harry W. Morgan who began the endeavour to change the world as a 19-year-old.

Khanya is an Analyst Model Developer for one of the top financial institutions in South Africa and runs an organisation called The Young Catalyst (www.theyoungcatalyst.co.za) which focuses on driving dialogue that creates positive change. He has been a part of numerous international conferences focused on promoting the work driven by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As a young leader in the social development space, he is passionate about SDGs which have a focus on inclusion, equal rights, good health and quality education for all, especially for the LGBT community. In 2018, he was selected as 1 of 100 Young Trailblazers by the National Youth Development Agency.

“The world is changing at a lightning fast pace and the problems we are facing are becoming more complex than ever before. The 24th Session will explore the possibilities for young people to thrive and meet the challenges of the 21st century” says Khanya.

Contact information
Mrs Beverley Erickson
Digital Communication Consultant
Tel: 041 504 3357
erickson@mandela.ac.za