LGBTQI -Young people in South Africa have continued to take it upon themselves to carve their own paths into history, it is the spirited effort by an African child to plug in the gap where the older generation have missed it. And those gaps are too many!

Therefore Tag My School Magazine becomes an important platform for young people to highlight their journey and share their dreams with the rest of the world.

By profiling these young people, we change the narrative about an African Child who may have been a picture of poverty, crime and charity into a people of hope, excellence and triumph.

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Athenkosi Fani is one of those young people, achieving greater heights.

My name is Athenkosi Fani, I am 24 years. I am an LGBTQI activist, award winning Philanthropist who was selected as The top 3 Herald Citizenship Youth finalist in 2016. Former Walter Sisulu University Ambassador, Vodacom Ambassador, Broadcasting graduate from WSU and have a Project Management Certificate from University of Pretoria, and currently a student at the Walter Sisulu University doing my third qualification in Public Relations Management level two.

In 2020 I was selected as the National Youth Development Aid Trailblazer and was listed as Top 200 Mail& Guardian young leaders for 2020, while in 2019 I was also profiled by media 24 as Top 100 young people who resemble the spirit of Nelson Mandela.

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Athenkosi alongside former Miss Universe Zozi PhotoCred: Athenkosi Facebook


I pride myself in being an activist, a motivational speaker, philanthropist and a leader. I am passionate about youth empowerment and women empowerment activities, LGBTQI rights and Corporal Social Responsibility programs.

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I am so honored to announce that I have made in the top 3 finalist for the Eastern Cape Youth awards for Civil society category family and friends please support me by voting for me to win this category SMS ECYA07 to 34270 let’s go team Gaganation ✊✊✊✊

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