The Junior Citizen

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Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton; these are great people who have dedicated their lives to helping others and to making the world a better place. This may sound cliché I know, especially since I have never met these people and I may never meet them, but I have met a leader that is still finding his footing in the world but has already started changing the lives of many, Bonlat Machiha.

Bonlat is an 18 year old A-level student from Founders High School who served as the Child Governor for Bulawayo Metropolitan Province (2011-2012).  This young man has defied the hurdles of age and proven to us that the slightest dent makes the biggest transformation and while most youth think that they have to dream big or create a massive social innovation to make a difference, he went the simple route. On the 20th of…

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