“This is a time for bold measures. This is the country, and you are the generation.” – Bono
You’re never too young to make a difference. This is something we, as the youth, need to believe in with more conviction. Reach for your dreams and make them come true, you can play a part – no matter how small – in making a difference, whether it be in your community, country, or even the world. Dream the impossible and make it a reality! This attitude of empowerment is more effective when done as a team, therefore why try face challenges alone? As a generation we can hold hands and make a change in our country. This is true of Dennis, someone who does not believe in anything hindering him. He faces each obstacle with a smirk, knowing he can and will conquer them – constantly encouraging and involving others along the way allowing them to utilise their talents to make a positive impact.
Here’s a little more about the man himself…
“My name is Dennis Ngango, I am a 21 year old South African dreamer, Industrial Engineering Student at the University of Pretoria, Global Youth Ambassador for a World at School, FutureLife Brand Ambassador, Tedx Talker and Encourager.
John Green once said, what is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? At the tender age of 16, I started working at a Community Radio Station and raised over 800 toys for a local charity. Now 5 years later, I’ve started my own Youth Empowerment website called Up & Coming Current and featured on various radio and TV shows all over South Africa. These include: Carte Blanche, ENCA, Talk Radio 702, Etv’s Craze World Live, Cliff Central, Cape Talk, 5Fm, SA FM, Metro FM, Good Morning Africa and many more. In 2015 I was selected as one of the youngest speakers at Tedx Pretoria giving a speech on Lessons I learnt from my Dad. In addition, I’ve became a columnist for well-known publications in South Africa like News24 to say the least while still being an influential Community Leader
Everything I do is focused on Social Development and pursuing to make the world a better place one day at a time.”
Find Dennis’s blog, Up and coming current here. Catch Dennis’s motivational short talks aired every Monday (#MotivationMonday) by subscribing to his podcasts or listening to them on Soundcloud below: