Siviwe Dlukwana

Siviwe Dlukwana

Africa, South Africa, Civic Leadership, 2017

Siviwe was born in Crossroads Township and, unlike most of his peers, he was able to attend a high impact high school, which paved his way to a brighter future. Out of the 250 kids he started primary school with, he was one of only two to make it to university. Crossroads Township is a forgotten community because of its reputation for dangerous crimes. In 2003, Siviwe's brother was killed in a violent gang incident. In 2012, Siviwe founded Ikamva Labantwana Bethu (ILB) to enable children from Crossroads to have access to high quality education and job opportunities. Part of the reason why Siviwe founded ILB was to inspire kids to not engage in gang-related activities, but to encourage them to strive for success. Currently, Siviwe works as ILB Director and leads the organization's strategy together with the board and staff. He is also responsible for seeking resources and overseeing the organization's performance and growth.

Siviwe Dlukwana