Busisiwe Nkosi

Country representing

South Africa

Languages

English
Afrikaans

Education

  • Intec College, Principals of sports psychology
  • Lenasia Secondary School

Current organisation

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

Skills and Expertise

Activism
Event planning
Project management
Social media

Areas of interest

Education
Human Rights
Leadership

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

In realising my passion for youth work I have volunteered and the Teddy bear clinic engaging with minors who have been emotionally and sexually abused and being that big sister they could talk to without being judged. 

I moved on the Crescent haven children’s home where I now serve as a board member, the position has allowed me to ensure that children from all race groups and cultures get accommodated even though it is a Muslims children’s home.

I also embarked on a year-long youth leadership programme for the Ahmed Kathrada foundation where I am employed as the youth programmes coordinator. The year-long programme is used to teach young people different leadership skills including debating, event planning and social responsibility. The programme has enabled me to ensure that these young leaders come from different backgrounds and race groups thus turning them into non-racialism ambassadors in every place they go to.

In order to see social cohesion I have joined the Department of Arts and Culture in being a Youth Social Cohesion Advocate this allows me work on youth programmes that will ensure that we move towards a socially cohesive country.

Lastly I have embarked on youth outreach programmes going into underprivileged schools and spreading the non-racialism message, and urging young people to “be the change they want to see in others,” I have also started supporting other youth campaigns one that I learnt off at the One Young World Summit was the Malaria no more campaign which has also taught me the power of social media in running campaigns and interacting with young people.

I have also taken the initiative of writing down all the dreams I have and a step by step guide on how I will realise them and my passion.