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Imagine Scholar is a non-profit organization based in the rural region of Nkomazi in South Africa. Our aim is to empower talented, action-oriented youth through meaningful after-school programming that emphasizes student-centered learning and meta-learning practices. We hope to foster a community of young learners that encourages critical thinking, gratitude, and curiosity, but more so empowers students to be different and extraordinary in their own ways. It is our goal to produce great 30-year olds in this program, believing that by promoting more change-makers in our society, we can create ripples that empower communities or all types and sizes. Our program will soon be coming up on our 10-year anniversary.
Mpumi is a current Grade 9 student at Sidlamafa Senior Secondary School in Kamhlushwa, Nkomazi, a rural region of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Mpumi is a diligent and hard-working young woman with a curious mind. With disarming charm, Mpumi balances her natural shyness with an inclination towards adventure and unfamiliar territory. Mpumi is an extraordinary Maths student and, in her free time, is attempting to build a better understanding of the origins and creation of mathematics as we know it today. Alongside being involved with clubs focused on the environment and coding, Mpumi enjoys reading and drawing. Mpumi hopes to pursue a career in marine biology in the future.