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Vodacom change the world - Stephanie Venter Volunteers for KYP.

posted May 2, 2013, 7:16 AM by Nelisiwe Walaza   [ updated Aug 3, 2013, 5:21 PM by Kliptown Youth Program ]

A big welcome to one of the Vodacom's change the world volunteers, Stephanie Venter, as she will be volunteering her time for a year to work for our organisation. It's the 3rd year now that Vodacom has been running this great initiative.  They recently announced its third group of the Vodacom Change the World volunteers who have given up their daily jobs for a year to help make a difference in the lives of ordinary people. This year they doubled the number of volunteers to 20 after an overwhelming number of applications of up to 1200, indicating very encouraging growth in the programme.


Stephanie Venter, a 28 year old Chartered Accountant from Johannesburg, has chosen to devote her time and energy by volunteering to further the cause and mission of our organisation. Stephanie has been involved with KYP for four years.  She has always believed in the growth and development of our organisation and community since she started visiting. Through the Vodacom change the world programme, she will be contributing her time and extensive experience in helping wherever she can. She believes KYP to be a responsible organisation that is perfectly positioned to transfer knowledge to young students in their career centre as part of our tertiary education program. Her personal contribution to KYP will involve her experience in assisting the deserving youngsters of Kliptown with access to further education and enter the job market.

She has also been involved with at least ten NPO's collecting food, blankets and clothing and mentoring young ladies in their career choices. Raising awareness in communities of nearby shelters is also close to her heart. She was chosen for her passion and commitment to finding sustainable answers to pressing needs. It is clear to see that this is a lifelong commitment to volunteer herself and her skills to better the lives of those in need. Stephanie is passionate about KYP and we are very happy to welcome her to our organisation.