Ms Minenhle Siyaphiwa Ngubane is 18 years old currently residing  in Henley Dam, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa and currently a 2018 SA Teen Ambassador Semi Finalist. She is currently pursuing Ecotourism I at the Durban University of Technology, Riverside Campus. Minenhle is raised by a Christian home – The Methodist Church of South Africa, Machibisa Society.

Being a Semi Finalist encouraged me to give back to my community and be a vessel for change and the voice for those who are voice less. What inspired my choice in Sikawoti Children’s Care Centre, a Non-Profit Organisation resident home to both children both mental and physically disabled,  would first be that dealing or working with children who have traumatic life experiences or are dealing with disabilities  is something that comes very close to my heart, having had a cousin by the name of Lindokuhle Simamane who was disabled and unfortunately passed on. So losing Lindo has always pushed me to give back and have been trying to find ways to honour his spirit.