Meet David Mwendele , 24 year old social entrepreneur from Dar Es Salaam (founder of Let God Be You Foundation) He grew up in an orphanage and wanted to give other young struggling people the opportunity to change their lives to the better. He has created jobs in building a media centre and his own foundation. David Mwendele did not have a good start in life. When his parents separated, he started living on the streets of Dar es Salaam. He found a new home in an orphanage, where he could not only get a place to sleep and food, but also education. When he completed his studies, Mwendele felt frustrated seeing other young people experience the same adversities he had faced. Most young people in his community struggle to find jobs because they do not have an education. His business got a big push in 2012, when Mwendele was named an Anzisha Prize finalist.
In 2010, Mwendele started a charity called Let God Be You Foundation (LGBY) to provide quality education and life skills to youth aged 14-18. The organisation teaches young people computer literacy, English language proficiency and entrepreneurship. The foundation which started its operations in a church has since moved to larger space and has taught more than 140 young people computer, embroidery, T-shirt printing, baking and photography skills. Some of the youth have started their own businesses now and others have gained employment or gone back to school to further their studies.
What an inspiration!