Kenneth Diole works for Growthpoint GEMS, which helps the immediate families of qualifying employees to obtain educational grants for their children at all levels of education. The pillars of this programme are academic performance, leadership and personal development.
Learners benefit from several interventions, such as year-long tutoring, 24/7 psychosocial support, leadership development camps and continuous personal development programmes. The intention is to provide them with holistic support to ensure that they become high-achieving and well-rounded young people.
Diole also does policy work for the youth, and is the youngest member of the national council of the South African Institute of International Affairs.
In addition, he writes opinion and commentary pieces on various youth-related matters in Daily Maverick, Business Day and City Press.
“At the core, my work is an intersection of youth development, policy and education, with the aim of empowering young people to be able to meaningfully participate in the economy.”