Lungile

Lungile Zakwe has four years of experience in the social justice sector and is a proud literary and education activist with a keen interest in youth development. Lungile is the executive director at IkamvaYouth, a prominent and award-winning organization focused on advancing the development and education of young people in South Africa. She is also the founder and facilitator of a public book club called the AFRO-Freedom Book Club which focuses on raising awareness about African writers. Lungile has a Master of Science in International Strategy from the University of St. Andrews, and an honors degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She also has a diploma in Democratic Institutions and Participatory Democracy from the Swedish Institute of Public Administration. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Lungile plans to start a new social enterprise focused on promoting education and youth development in South Africa.