Young and gifted

Making a difference in their communities...

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Isn’t it cool that so many young girls are making a difference out there? Whether it’s fighting for human rights, inventing things that can save people’s lives or making a change in their communities. Youth Day is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to celebrate all the amazing girls doing great things to make a difference in their communities and country as a whole.

Let’s meet four young girls doing great things to make a change:

Gabriella Mogale

This 17-year-old from the Eastern Cape has invented fire-proof shacks. Gabriella was watching TV when she saw the sad news of shacks burning down in Knysna and people losing their homes “I decided to do something that could help people so that their homes don’t burn down or catch wildfires so I invented a fire-proof shack,” said Gabriella. It took her a month to work on the project and put her idea together.

Big ups to Gabriella!

Hlomela Bucwa

Hlomela made history by becoming the youngest Member of Parliament. Her passion for education is one of the reasons she was seen as the right person to be the voice of the youth especially for issues like education. “Look, it doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, but if you have a passion and want to make a difference you can!” says the Uitenhage born Democratic Alliance member.

Ashia Nkontsa

We all know how stressful it can be to be on our period. Sadly, some girls don’t even have pads to use when it’s that time of the month. When Ashia realised how girls miss out on school because they do not have pads to wear she started an organisation called Tag-A-Child. She and a group of her friends started Tag-A-Child, an organisation that collects pads and gives them out at schools to help the girls who cannot afford to buy them.

Brittany Bull

This 19-year-old has helped design Mzansi’s first privately-owned satellite. The satellite will help with weather movement so that people in the farming industry can know when to grow their crops. “My motivation to any young girl who wants to follow a career in science is that there is nothing stopping you because you will never know what you can give to the world until you try. The future is female,” says the teen from Cape Town.

Want to make a difference in your community but don’t know how? Here is some advice:

Start small, aim big: You don't need to have lots of money. You can start by helping one person at a time

Don’t be afraid to speak out: If you see an injustice, don't be afraid to speak out - as long as you stay safe

Follow your passion: Some people are great at writing or science and others were born to be politicians, use your talents to make a difference

Tell us how what you are doing to make a difference in your community.

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July 28, 2022, 8:52 p.m.



July 28, 2022, 8:49 p.m.

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GUYS I HAVE check their friends in group $$$$$




Hi I'm 15 yrs teen . My friends and I wnt 2 start young women's councilling in my community .the problem is that my parents thinks tht it will coz a destruction in my school work .as thy HV hi expectations from me

July 4, 2022, 6:38 a.m.

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hi i'm lebogang im 14 yrs my bestf is popinyana can we welcome me my number is this can u text me 0795876285


Hey Sprinster am 20 years teenage mom.and have been an assistant at mountain view homework centre so I used to help kids with their homeworks and they were listening to me and respected me I really think that I can do a best teacher if I open my own homework centre or if only I study BED .

June 10, 2022, 4:24 a.m.

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You sound like the perfect parents no matter how early you had a child


That is very important to every one like everyone as South Africa citizen 🙏🙏🙏

May 12, 2022, 8:26 p.m.

Hey Springsters ...I'm a 17 year old girl n have been a youth leader for the past few years ...The youth can listen to me even though some of them are far older than me.....I really think I'm good at being a leader..

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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That is great stuff Monkeigh! You are indeed a huge inspiration to us. Keep up the good work leader!

I think you are a good leader Monkeigh , wish all the best gal😊😊


Yah also wish you the best and I am also a leader Best wishes to all leader and who are going to be come leaders in the generation

Wow thanks you made me realize know see me knew doctor house to in my community to help granny take her or his medication properly😘😘im proud of you being so brave

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Neria, we're glad the story helped you. All the best Springster!

Hi springsters I'm a 15 years old girl who likes singing in my language and I also want to tell other teens that they must never neglect their culture and heritage

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Yeah, culture is important so that we must not forget who we are and were we're from.


What if I don't know who am I or where I come from?

It's really nice to see all the women and men of south Africa come together to strengthen and grow our roots As a young teen I can proudly say I love giving a helping hand to those in need without hesitation For I bealive that what little good we do matters 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.