Image: Candice Sehumo and her 4 friends got together to establish the Building Blocks Foundation, building flushing toilets for people in the Alexandra community.
Lead SA is founded on active citizens doing what they can where they are to benefit their communities.
Every month Lead SA profiles two people from Gauteng who are making a difference in their communities, one is the Lead SA Hero and the other is the Lead SA Youth Hero - someone who is under the age of 21 and making waves in their community.
This year's regional winners for Gauteng have finally been announced. Candice Sehumo, of the Building Blocks Foundation took the award for the Lead SA Hero of the Year 2014/2015 in Gauteng and 17-year-old Karli Coetzee is the Gauteng Lead SA Youth Hero for 2014/2015 for her Hands from Heaven initiative.
Both winners have been entered into the competition to win National Lead SA Hero of the Year Award where R250 000 will be donated to the winner's charity of choice by the Dischem Foundation.
Image: Gauteng Lead SA Youth Hero 2014/2015, Karli Coetzee.
Speaking at the event, Primedia Broadcasting CEO and Lead SA Founder Terry Volkwyn emphasized the importance of ordinary South Africans leading their communities...
It is important for us to showcase and elevate the unsung heroes in our communities who are making a difference. Thank you to all of you who are Leading SA. Our past heroes are testimony to the fact that you don’t need to walk on the moon in order to bring about positive change, but rather that whether an act is big or small, incredibly personal and painful, or simply uplifting, the impact can be massive.— Lead SA Founder, Terry Volkwyn
Lead SA also celebrates their 5th birthday on 4 August. On Saturday 15 August the organization will host a Changemakers conference - where people and changemakers from all walks of life will contribute to a discussion about going the extra mile to change communities.