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Siphelele Chirwa

2017 Fellow

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South Africa

Educo Africa South Africa

Siphele Chirwa has been working in the youth development sector for the last 12 years, with an NGO called Educo Africa where she is currently part of the Executive Leadership and a Programme Lead Facilitator. She entered the organization as a participant or beneficiary 13 years ago, and took over the running of Educo Africa 2 years ago, to build a suitable organization. This has happened in the last 2 years. She is responsible for the fundraising and marketing portfolio of the organization, working along the board in that regard. Siphele designs and facilitates outdoor-based experiential programmes in leadership, life skills and rites of passage for young people from all backgrounds, as well as for adults. She is also currently studying Project Management and Youth Development, and is a leader of the Youth Development Forum in Langa, Cape Town.