Bongeka Makatsa is a recent graduate of the University of Pretoria, where she studied Political Science within International Studies. During the course of her studies, the University offered her tremendous opportunities through her involvement in various campus societies. Through these societies, Bongeka worked and served disadvantaged communities in and around Pretoria. The most fulfilling experiences were when she was able to help primary school children in various ways, which contributed towards better results and an overall better future for the youth of South Africa. Her aspirations for the ASRI Future Leaders Programme are to use what she has learned in the classroom, together with practical knowledge, to become a well-rounded leader who can go amongst the people and have a positive impact on their lives.