Luchulumanco Nanto has a background in finance and accounting, and a focus on community development. In 2017, his role as a student leader and his focus on social justice merged to support an informal community in Cape Town. “My proudest moment would be when I was able to fundraise over R10 000 for the community of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay,” he says. A Cape Peninsula University of Technology graduate and master’s candidate, Nanto currently works as a finance and operations manager. “I am passionate about community engagement and development, as well as social entrepreneurship, hence the establishment of my two companies, LLN and Luchulumanco Nanto Foundation NPO,” Nanto says. “These are titles that you have to work at least 10 years in the various fields to attain,” he says of his appointment as country director for the Global Youth Climate Action Initiative and Global Youth Network.
When you have the courage to go where you may feel like you don’t belong, you also open the door for others.