Lehlogonolo Michell Ratlabyana, 26
Lehlogonolo Michell Ratlabyana is currently a project officer a Save The Children South Africa, working under the “Youth Engagement and Socio-Economic Empowerment” funded by the European Union. She has obtained an Honours Degree in Bachelor of Administration from the University of the Western Cape and undergraduate degree in BA Public Management and Governance from the University of Johannesburg. She also holds certificates in Facilitation and Monitoring and Evaluation.
Lehlogonolo currently coordinates a project at Save the Children South Africa mainly focusing on delivering capacity building programmes to create platforms for youth to raise their voice in social, economic and government structures as well as building skills and knowledge on aspects of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Job Preparedness, Financial Literacy and supporting youth to access entrepreneurship trainings. She has gained skills on facilitation and training through the work she does with youth organisations in Limpopo and previously worked as a training officer.
Lehlogonolo has taken part in a National Study on “Engaging Active Citizenry in South Africa” which was done in partnership Human Research Sciences Council and National Development Agency (where she worked as a research fellow). She intends on studying towards a Master’s Degree in Public Development and Management in 2019. One of her short term goals is to complete two short courses to become an assessor and a moderator in order to advance her skills and to grow within the training sector
Outside the community development sector, Lehlogonolo is interested in fashion, interior design and makes cocktails at social market events.
Fun Fact: A lover of fashion, food, design and family.