Age: 24 years
Home: Kwazakhele Township
Background: He was orphaned at the age of 16 and left with the responsibility of caring for his 2 brothers aged 11 and 14 years.
History: When we first met Luyanda he was ashamed as he was living a life of crime in order to support himself and two brothers. He was totally overwhelmed in life as his mother died when he was 16 years old.
About Him: He is a bright, disciplined caring and loves church, politics and football. He is a very responsible young man who is always keen to do the right thing. He loves to read about history and is an active member in his local church. He has been successfully employed for 2 years in a local company and continues to care and support his brothers through their education.
He has successfully written a university entrance exam and will commence his studies in Feb 2011. He has an ability to process cognitively very complex situations and find solutions. His goal is to begin to be involved in local politics and to successfully complete his studies.