Impact Young Lives Foundation

Developing global minds today to solve global problems of tomorrow

“Thinking like a global-minded leader through exposure was the aim (of IYL), and I am glad to report: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!”

Lerato Maboya 2007 IYL Scholar; Johannesburg, University of Witwatersrand, B.A. Law, 2010; Candidate Attorney, Bowman Gilfillan

“Because IYL was internationally aimed, it set the tone for global engagement and has helped me excel.”

Mokete Mokone 2004 IYL Scholar; Ford Fellow, 2008; University of Witwatersrand, Masters of Arts, 2010; Research and Evaluation Associate in Johannesburg

“IYL has changed my life for the better and for that I will be forever grateful.”

Puleng Taunyane 2002 IYL Scholar; Vaal University of Technology, Bachelors of Art, 2006; Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Masters of Art, 2010  

Our Mission

The Impact Young Lives Foundation identifies exceptional young leaders amongst South African university students and transforms them into globally-minded citizens by providing access to international professional networks and mentors and exposure through travel to a well-established civil society in action.

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Our Founder


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Our Scholars

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