Youth Advisory Council
Sakhile

Sakhile currently serves in the United Nations Association (UNA) of Zimbabwe’s Human Rights Department, she has been serving in the United Nations Association of Zimbabwe since 2014 in various capacities including as a youth member in the youth wing as well as in the Sustainable Development and Communications department within the Secretariat. She is interested in projects that educate people about the law that protects them and their human rights, especially those of women and girls, she believes in working with the grassroots to achieve empowered communities. Sakhile has spearheaded a number of projects that include but are not limited to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Public Lectures in 9 Zimbabwean Universities in 2016 to 2017 in partnership with various UN agencies in Zimbabwe with the aim of spreading the knowledge of the Agenda 2030 and how young people can localise the achievement of these global goals; in that very year she also led the team that organised the first ever Zimbabwe- UN 36thanniversary. She has also helped to organise the High Schools’ Model United Nations in the past years. Sakhile was also afforded the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Human Rights in Action (HRA) training in Geneva, Switzerland where she gained a plethora of human rights knowledge and how to run human rights projects from their conception to the end. Sakhile is currently working on a project she coined, “Bridging the Knowledge Gap” (BKG) which she launched on the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child (11thof October 2018). The project aims at cutting by 50% by the end of 2019 the number of High school drop outs caused by all forms of violence perpetrated against women and girls in 6 Harare High Schools. She is also an advocate of the Orange Days aimed at ending violence against women and girls, she helps organise and implement projects centred on SDG 5. Sakhile also works for local social research organisations as a field supervisor in the collection of high quality and relevant data. 

Academically, Sakhile is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Women’s Socio- Legal Studies with the University of Zimbabwe. She completed her undergraduate studies in Peace and Governance (Honours) with Bindura University of Science Education.  She has a deep interest in reading, social research and following current global affairs. Overall, Sakhile hopes to see a world with productive and informed young people working together to develop their communities. She believes serving in the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) in the next three (3) years will afford her the chance to harness youth talents in the African continent and the world over to participate in changing their societies for the better and help in the establishment of more UNAs in the African Continent.