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

“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  

“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

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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Mark Nehrenz in the News