Swati Dhlamini is an attorney with a passion for community work and youth development. Through the Ubuciko Youth Development Agency, the non-profit organisation he founded, Dhlamini seeks to help people in his community reach their full potential. The agency assists them through a number of programmes aimed at helping the youth and addressing social ills in the community through extra classes, basic legal and crime prevention training and entrepreneurship training. Through the agency’s first educational event, Dhlamini advised and helped 250 matric students complete and submit tertiary applications. Of those 250, 204 are currently completing their qualifications. This encouraged Dhlamini to recognise the importance of the work he does in the community. His advice for young people is to never surrender to your circumstances or give up on your goals. He hopes to see a South Africa where young people take an active role in leadership and business.
Be consistent in what you do. It pays off in the end.