As Youth Month comes to an end, Moziak Magazine spotlights 18-year-old Amonge Sinxoto, co-founder of Blackboard Africa, on their latest cover.
In just 3 years the young social entrepreneur has had the opportunity of speaking at worldly events such as the Global Citizen forum regarding “Who run the world? Girls!”, a roundtable with former USA first lady Michelle Obama, TedxLyttelton ‘From social media to social impact’, and a Google and Facebook Child Safety summit in Dublin just to name a few.
Describing herself as a homebody, Amonge Sinxoto opens up about her journey of seeking funding to travel abroad to attend talks and summits, encountering fear, her struggling with social media and more.
Mentored by influential women like Terry Pheto and Nomzamo Mbatha. Read Moziak Magazine’s cover story of a young mind with the spirit of ’76 here.
Watch the BTS video of the Moziak Magazine cover shoot with Amonge below:
Currently a first-year student at the University of Witwatersrand studying International Relations and Political Studies, Amonge Sinxoto took the time to curate 10 questions and interview 16 Next Generation Leaders for Moziak Magazine’s youth edition of their Moziak Pieces segment.
These Next Generation Leaders were 15-20-year olds located across the globe making an impact in their various communities. They answered questions around voting, mental health, role models, the anti-hero of this generation and more.
When asked what advice she would give young people. Amonge Sinxoto shares:
“Start something, I think a lot of the time young people have so many great ideas, there are so many solutions to the world’s problems, but they don’t figure out how to get it off the ground. What I have taken from my experience is that you must start where you are and rather learn along the way instead of accumulating all this knowledge and not putting it to use.”
“Stop thinking of your potential as something you will achieve at 40. It is something you can start achieving now.”
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.