Denzil Lwazi Setheni is the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) at Cosmo City Secondary 1. He is also the founder of a non-profit making organisation called Lentswe Foundation.
He grew up without a father and an unemployed mother. He is the last born in his family. His family has been through a lot. “My brother, who is the first born in the family, was once arrested, my sister fell pregnant while she was studying at university, no one in the family ever says it, but I do get the sense that I am the last hope,” he said.
“Grade 10 was my wake up call, when my marks were not so great but I made it through to the next grade. It became clear for me and I realised that nothing in life is hard until you tell yourself it is. In Grade 11, I took a stand and changed my mindset, and that changed me as a person. I was able to improve my marks and became an ‘A’ student.
“Hard work beats talent because talent doesn’t work hard,” is his favourite quote because he feels it is relevant in his circumstances. “I want to do more for other people and the community as a whole. The main aim of Lentswe Foundation is to take the youth and involve them in activities so that they learn leadership skills and be responsible adults in the future,” he added.
He tutors Mathematics to other grades. “I do this so that I can share what I have learnt. I am all about helping others realise their purpose in life. I did not set out to be a leader, but I became one through my actions,” he concluded.
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.