Marvel Mthembu is the founder of Crushing the Barriers International, a multinational organisation that sets out to conquer the challenges faced by young people around the world.
Using a platform that engages multiple industries and other changemakers, Mthembu is making an impression. At just 24, he is the youngest African to receive public tributes from the dukes of Sussex and Cambridge for his contributions to uplifting humanity.
He feels a responsibility to his generation and believes he has a role to play in the creation of opportunities for young Africans. Mthembu’s vision is to see young Africans being employed and creating sustainable employment for others, for youth and women in particular.
He believes his biggest mistake was shrinking his vision when he faced challenges, but he’s grateful he had the capacity to shift focus and see his plans through.
“More than anyone else you should believe in yourself that you can do that thing and you can be that person you want to be.”