Lungelo, aged 17 is currently in Grade 12 at Thokoza Mnganga High School in Shongweni and dreams of becoming a lawyer once he’s finished school. Fighting for justice is Lungelo’s passion and what motivated him to take part in HACT’s Peer Education programme last year.
“I believe in being fair to people and doing what I can to help those who have personal problems and face injustices in their lives.”
From sharing what he’s learnt about HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy with his friends to helping one of his peers who was a victim of rape, Lungelo says he’s had plenty opportunity to put what he’s learnt on the Peer Education course into action over the past year.
“I’ve really enjoyed the responsibility of being a peer educator and the confidence it has given me to pursue my own goals in life. We learnt how important it is to treat others with dignity and respect and how it is impossible to be a good leader without these things.”