Meet Amonge Sinxoto
“Always pursue your passion, even if it may appear irrational to your peers and parents” – Amonge Sinxoto
18-year-old youth activist, social entrepreneur, public speaker and 2019’s Global Teen Leader, Amonge Sinxoto, is an authentically African creative with a burning desire to represent what she feels it means to be an African youth in the 21st century. As the co-founder of Blackboard Africa, a youth Non-Profit Company, Amonge is at the forefront of driving the narrative of the continent into a new direction. As a leader and young ambassador of national reformation, Amonge has been
invited by global platforms such as Tedx, Google and Facebook amongst others, to lend her voice to key discussions around youth and she has already fulfilled speaking engagements on three continents. Amonge is currently studying for a BA Social Sciences, Majors: International Relations and Political Studies at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS) and with her envious achievements and accolades, the teenager disruptor is a future leader that we all should keep our eyes on.
Milestones & Achievements
2019: Speaker at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation National Jamboree: Ideas Can Change the World
2019: Three Dot Dash 2019 Global Teen Leader
2019: Participated in the annual Just Peace Summit, NYC
2018: Matriculated from Kingsmead College with distinctions
2018: Speaker at the Global Citizen forum regarding “Who run the world? Girls!”
2018: Participated in an intimate round-table discussion with former US first lady Michelle Obama. Topic: “Becoming women of soul and substance”
2018: TedxLytteltonWomen speaker, “From Social Media to Social Impact”
2018: Dove Masterbrand: Real Beauty Campaign DAWN Campaign, Unilever RSA
2018: Campaign Ambassador, Pass-the-Baton City-to-City Leadership Workshops, Media 24 – SPREE RSA
2018: Spoke at the Google and Facebook Child Safety Summit, on Young Women and Social Media: The Future of Activism, held at Dublin-Ireland.
2018: Participated in the Black Girls Lead Conference, held at Barnard University NY-USA
2018: Spoke at the Breaking Down Borders Africa Summit, on The Next Generation, Creating the Legacy: The Socio-Political Disruptors, JHB-RSA
2018: Spoke at ABSA Digital Girl Africa: how to Empower the next generation of girls to rule digital realm, JHB-RSA.
2018: Spoke at the Busara Leadership Partners Masterclass, on Leading to the Beat of Your Own Drum, JHB-RSA.
2017: Attended the UN Global first Ladies Alliance Conference, on the Future of Women: Defining Leadership for a New Era, NY-USA.
2017: Spoke at Howard University, Introduction to Contemporary Africa Class on Current Issues Affecting the Youth in South Africa, DC-USA
2017: Writer and Director of 1-Act Play called ERASURE (Performed at Kingsmead College in RSA)
2017: Transformation and Diversity Committee, (Kingsmead College in RSA)
2016: Attended Black Portraitures III: Reinventions – Strains of Histories and Cultures held in JHB-RSA
2016: Co-founded Blackboard Africa a youth Non-Profit Company
2015: Junior Board Member, HDI Youth Marketers
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