Education student Mr S’sekelo Zungu has been selected as one of UKZN’s Top 40 Inspiring Students for his dedication and passion in the areas of community engagement, leadership and academic excellence.
‘I strive to be a leader of progressive movements so I can help better communities which is possible through education,’ said Zungu, who is an executive member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and a leader in the Academic and Monitoring Mentorship (AMS) Programme.
He is also a member of the Community Development Association (CDA) Public Speaking and Debate Committee and the current Deputy Director of the Masakhane Youth Leadership Course.
He was a mentor and a judge for the Eskom Expo 2019 and is the Public Relations Officer for the Student Christian Fellowship.
Passionate about community work and leadership, Zungu was selected to be part of the 2020 Activate! Change Drivers’ programme – a network of young leaders with the capacity to drive positive change across South Africa.
He is also a facilitator at Tomorrow’s Leaders in Training, which is a group that responds to pressures and challenges young people face in the country, with the aim being to maximise the potential of each young South African.
‘I am eager to develop myself as a leader and will stop at nothing to achieve that,’ said Zungu. ‘Fortunately, I am able to keep a healthy balance between my academic work and my engagements and commitments.
‘My advice to fellow students is to work hard and never stop dreaming,’ he added.
Words: Melissa Mungroo