Diepsloot Youth Projects
Year Selected:
Age at selection:
Country:

Neftaly Malatjie has a passion for social entrepreneurship and a track record of commitment to community work. Since the age of 11, he has worked as a preschool teacher, peer educator, library assistant, HIV/Aids counselor, drugs awareness and prevention teacher, learning and development advisor and afternoon care coordinator.

In 2005, at the age of 14, using cash he had saved from his part-time job, he started Diepsloot Youth Projects (DYP) to make an impact in the poverty stricken Diepsloot area. Diepsloot Youth Projects focuses on income generating programs that enable young people to engage in business opportunities. It has created employment for 16 young people.

Neftaly has already made a huge impact on youth in Diepsloot and it is just the beginning of an extremely impactful life.

Recently, Neftaly was the recipient of  R200,000 award from Rand Water Foundation.

No media articles found for this fellow.

2023

Ehumon Othniel Joshua

About Joshua Joshua, with a professional license in Agronomy Option Sciences and Techniques of Animal...

Goodness Sart

About Goodness Goodness, a 21-year-old entrepreneur originally from Nigeria but now residing in Margibi County,...

2022

Mathias Charles Yabe

About Mathias​ A self-proclaimed food hero who is working towards making food systems stronger, Mathias Yabe desires to...

Upendo Ngussa​

About Upendo​ Growing up in rural Tanzania and experiencing the challenges of energy access, Upendo, a...

2021

Krys Elfried Digbehi

About Krys At just 18 years old, Krys Digbehi has set his sights on entrepreneurship...

Martin Masiya

About Martin Martin is a young Malawian entrepreneur and youth leader, passionate about developing his...

A partnership between