Valencia Mandiluve Xwazi

South Africa

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela. Valencia Mandiluve Xwazi is a medical student, now an ambassador of the World🌍 Youth 🌎Summit 🌏2019, 2nd edition to be held in South🇿🇦Africa on the 30th of September to the 2nd of October at the University of Witwatersrand…

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.

Valencia Mandiluve Xwazi is a medical student, now an ambassador of the World🌍 Youth 🌎Summit 🌏2019, 2nd edition to be held in South🇿🇦Africa on the 30th of September to the 2nd of October at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

This is my 1st 🌎WYS Experience & Model United Nations-MUN

I am a daughter of Nobukhulubakhe Regina Xwazi and the late Stanford Xwazi. I was born and bread in the Eastern Cape province; in Sterkspruit. My home is at Ndofela village.

I matriculated in 2011 at Tlokweng Senior Secondary School. In 2012 I enrolled in Chattered Accounting at Walter Sisulu University in Umtata under SAICA Scholarship, where I developed the love for Medicine instead and left for Cuba in its pursuit by year end 2012, under the Nelson Mandela-Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration .

I am currently a medical student intern integrated under the University of Witwatersrand for 18 months starting from the 7th of August 2018 to the 15th of December 2019.

In 2009 I was the chairperson of Perfexell Science Club in Tlokweng S.S.S.

From 2010-2012 I was an Ambassador of the Parliamentary Millennium Programme, Bokamoso Ba Rona- BBR (Our Future) Youth Campaign. In it I served under the Education Commission. In 2010 I began with Public Speaking, Conflict Management and Facillitation Skills Training by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa and Khulisa.

I have been delegated to several youth events around the country, including the Johannesburg Citezenship Learners Summit held in Magaliesburg, Johannesburg in 2010.

The same 2010 I participated in the PMP BBR Youth Dialogue Forum held in Caledon, Cape Town.
I was also the Sport Organiser at Tlokweng and in 2011 I became the President of the school.

I also lead in the Congress of South African Students (COSAS).
In 2011 I was the Chairperson of COSAS in Sterkspruit District, soon after I was elected as the Secretary of COSAS in Joe Gqabi Region and later the same year I was elected as the Deputy Secretary of the Eastern Cape Province.

During my provincial term, I was delegated to several national political conferences eg. National Education Summit in 2012, held in Pretoria.

In 2011 I was also selected as the Convenor of Media and Communication of the Joe Gqabi Regional Centenary Task Team of the ANC.

The same year I also attended the Take a Girl Child to Work initiative by the National Empowerment Fund and Standard Chattered.

In 2012 I was a delegate to the PMP Bokamoso Ba Rona Youth Summit held in Robben Island.

The same year 2012 I completed Effective Reading and Studying for Students by The Learning Revolution.

CUBA
In 2013 I was the Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Students in Cuba.

2015-2016 I was the Vice President of the African Student’s Union of the University of Medical Sciences of Habana.

2016-2017 I was the Secretary of the African Students Union representig all professions in Habana province.

2017-2018 I was the Secretary of Communication and Information of the 1st National Coordination of the African Students Union in Cuba, well recognised by the Cuban Government (Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos-ICAP which means Cuban Institution of Amity with other Nations); also well recognised by the African Union, especially by the Former President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

2018 I was delegated by UEA-Cuba along with our secretary general from Mali, Brahima Cissé to form part of the Organizing Team of African Diplomats for the 2018 Africa Day Celebration in the cuban diaspora hosted by the South African Embassy, by then our new Ambassadress, Her Excellency Thaninga Shope-Linney

The African Students Union in Cuba (Unión de Estudiantes Africanos -UEA-Cuba)
represents and unites all african students pursuing different careers in the Island. Strengthens the Amity between Africa and Cuba and strives for all African Student’s Academic Excellence.

We engage on issues hindering the sustainable development of our continent🌍Africa on regular basis at the International Camp Julio Antonio Mella (Campamento Internacional Julio Antonio Mella-CIJAM) under the leadership and facillitation/supervision of International Relations Specialists Oneida Chacon Vitres and Yahimi Rodrigues Flores from ICAP, twice each year; where we meet with conscious and intellectual young people from all over the world pursuing different careers in Cuba.

In 2018 I was also a delegate to the Provincial Congress of the University Students Federation (Federación Estudiantil Universitaria-FEU) of Habana held in the Centre of Conventions and Services of Cojimar (Centro de Convenciones y Servicios de Cojimar).

While in Cuba I founded a woman empowerment NGO Mujeresenlucha- “Women in Struggle” in 2018.

I am currently a leader in the Nelson Mandela-Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration Wellness Group directed by a Psychologist, Mr Neo Talenyane whose purpose is to work with NMFC Management to serve and assist our NMFC colleagues and uphold the Vision and the Mission of the Department of Health of South Africa and that of the University of Witwatersrand.

I’m Proudly South African and happy to serve as World 🌍Youth🌏 Summit 2019 Ambassador.