COUNTRY: SOUTH AFRICA
Lehlogonolo Michell Ratlabyana is a Community Shaper, Entrepreneur, Professional, and a Lover of Life. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and an Honours degree in the field of Public Management from the University of the Western Cape and the University of Johannesburg. She has over 4 years’ experience in Research, Training, and Project Management.
She is one of the authors for a National Study titled “Enhancing Active Citizenry Engagement in South Africa” published by the National Development Agency and Human Sciences Research Council. She has also co-authored a desktop research titled “Government Funding to NPOs: What is the Investment Value?” published by National Development Agency.
Her experience in the public sector has inspired her passion for community and youth development. She has trained and mentored Youth Organisations and Representative Council for Learners in Secondary Schools and has also facilitated Radio Shows aimed at giving youth a voice to be change agents across the Limpopo Province. She was a panelist for the 1st Annual Limpopo Youth Leadership Talk hosted by Agape Youth Movement. She has recently founded an Events Management Company “Amore Berries & Brew” which was birthed by her love for creating environments for people to celebrate themselves and life.
I am a Feminist, Afrikan, Black, and Beautiful. Feminism allows me to be me in my entirety, to love myself, and to be conscious of my capabilities. The Zanele Mbeki Fellowship Programme has been a beautiful gift, it has given me the boldness to show up as I am and to be fearless in the pursuit of what sets my soul on fire.