Velaphi Angela Mkwananzi

The Pursuit of Service

Angela Mkwananzi, seventeen, is originally from Zimbabwe. She aspires to become a lawyer in the future and it’s her dream to work at the United Nations. A role model of hers is Nelson Mandela.
Angela’s talk, “The Pursuit of Service,” will share her testimony of how she overcame poverty and how she didn’t let her circumstance determine her future. After committing mental suicide, hope almost seemed impossible. But, through believing in the power of restoration, she was able to achieve, and continue to achieve, her dream to serve the people.
To Angela, this year’s TEDxKids@BC 2016 theme “regenerate,” means silencing the inner monster we all know as “fear,” and being able to unleash one’s passions and pursue them. She will share how she was able to pursue her passion for service through regenerating herself.

Connect with Angela on Twitter @Angelamkwananzi