Sethule Orphans Trust
Countries: Republic of South Africa
SDGs: Quality Education and Good Health Care and Well-being
My ambition is to empower youth in developing countries to embrace the power of education as well as be proactive in becoming key players in the promotion of inclusivity and equality across all educational sectors.Sipho Ncube
Sipho is a 24-year-old medical student who was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is currently working with an organization called Sethule Orphans Trust on a project titled “A Birth of Hope”, which proactively works to address the issue of birth registration in rural areas by assisting to provide unregistered orphans and vulnerable children with birth certificates. To date, this project has assisted many orphans in the Matabeleland South region in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to successfully enroll in school examinations and get access to healthcare services. She started participating in humanitarian work at the age of 18 through volunteering with World Vision International. She is an active member of the United Nations Association of the United States of America and is a youth advocate and mentor for students in rural communities. In 2016, she became a member of the International Federation of Medical Students Association as well as the Student National Medical Association. She traveled to many countries including, Grenada and Barbados to do health awareness campaigns and conduct health screenings in the rural regions. She is currently taking part in the Rural Health Program in Utah and volunteering in Days for Girls. Through health education, she has assisted to make reusable sanitary pads and helped to shatter stigmas and limitations for girls living in rural communities, mainly ensuring that they get a quality education by not missing school because of their menstrual cycle. She was inducted into National Society of Collegiate Scholars based on her high academic achievements and nominated for Achievement of the Year award for the humanitarian work that she has done.