Vodacom Change the World gives volunteers the chance of a lifetime to work for an NPO for a year. Meet the 2017/2018 intake of young people who are ready to take on the world.
Babalwa Mazingisa is an agent for change. She specialises in early childhood development in rural areas.
She has a B.Ed. Honours in Education and is currently completing her MA in Adult Education.
Casey Bieldt is an up-and-coming star who wants to change the world for special-needs learners.
She has an Honours in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and specialises in special-needs learners.
Meet Catherine Andersson, a believer in the power of free education. She has a Masters in International
Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden.
Doreen Lesitla plans to bring tech to her village. She has an Engineering Diploma and she is also a Cisco
Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
Dumisani Mhlabane intends to equip learners with computer skills. He believes we must be the change we
want to see and is passionate about teaching computer skills in rural areas.
Meet Fanie Serfontein; a do-gooder who wants to do even more. Fanie is a Graphic Designer by qualification
who fell in love with rural KZN and aims to end the cycle of poverty in just one generation.
Grant Bellairs has a BA in Psychology and is completing his Honours. He has decided to help women and
children with computer literacy.
In her second year of University, Josephine Letseli realised that many learners from rural areas struggle to get
enrolled in higher learning institutions due to lack of information. She aims to tackle this challenge and help
enrich those around her.
Meet Kelly Jacobs, who believes opportunities are the key to the upliftment of women and youth, no matter
what their circumstances may be.
Kerry Hibberd's mission is just to do good. Utilising her advertising finesse, she is set to encourage brands to
develop a purpose for driving positive social change.
Kirran de Leeuw
Kirran de Leeuw is a fighter against infectious diseases. She has a degree in Infectious Diseases and
Immunology. She aims to create better healthcare solutions.
Moses Nyenyane Masemene
Moses Nyenyane Masemene believes in helping others to help themselves. With a National Diploma in Computer Studies,
Moses teaches learners how to use educational platforms.
From dusk to dawn you’ll find Odwa Mhlontlo helping others to farm. Odwa is a qualified agri-advisor and
believes dispensing farming know-how is key to fighting rural poverty.
Peliwe Mbulali has one belief: "Teach them while they’re young." She manages 30 rural sites, focusing on Early
Childhood Development. Her plan is to harness Vodacom’s ICT sites for the benefit of pre-school learners.
Technology + psychology = Puseletso Phoofolo. With a BA Applied Social Sciences in Psychology, Puseletso
believes a helper is not made, but born that way.
“Look at empowerment as something within yourself - not something to be told,” says Rinkie Leshilo. She has
a degree in Health Sciences and Social Services. Rinkie wants to ignite the flame of hope by helping others.
“Fulfil what you are supposed to fulfil in this lifetime”. Armed with the spirit of ubuntu, Zandile Mgiba believes
she can help others by building their own skills and knowledge.
Meet Zwelakhe Boloko, who has an Honour’s degree in Public Management and lives for community
development by driving motivations and information on current affairs – changing people’s lives.