Eli Nisan

Eli grew up in a typical Charedi (ultra-orthodox) Jewish home in Israel’s super-conservative city of BneiBrak, where his father works as a traditional scribe, writing Torah scrolls using pen and ink.  He and his 4 brothers and sisters were encouraged to excel in both their religious and secular studies, graduating high school with good qualifications […]

Kholofelo Matlakala

Kholofelo Matlakala is determined to empower young women and, at just 21 years of age, she has already mapped out a life of service for herself. Kholofelo is in her second year of medicine at Wits University, but when her hectic academic schedule allows, she collects feminine hygiene products to give to disadvantaged teenage girls. […]

Juliet Mantso

Juliet Mantso has had to overcome much more than socio-economic troubles on her path to becoming a doctor. And although her vehicle wavered, she has persevered. In the latter part of 2014, she had to put her medical degree on hold for six months, but she came back with a vengeance this year. So much […]

Gary Felix

It takes a special kind of person to achieve their goals despite adversity and repeatedly being told they not capable of doing so. Gary Felix is a special kind of guy. Gary grew up on the wrong side of the track in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town. His father worked on the railways and his […]