Ntandokazi Baxana

Ntandokazi first took part in ArtWorks for Youth as a fourth grader in 2009. As a seventh grade student, Ntandokazi borrowed supplies and books to teach a group of her friends who were not AWFY students.

Ntandokazi was accepted to IGEMS, an incubation program for aspiring engineers, as a tenth grade student. Participation in the program meant two days of extra classes in math and science on top of an already difficult academic schedule. Ntandokazi earned incredibly high marks as a 12th grader last year and is now taking part in an internship at an engineer firm in Port Elizabeth.

Ntandokazi has been accepted to four major South African Universities and will begin college in January.