The ruthless exposure to a lack of developmental opportunities inspired Ntombovuyo Linda to start the Youth In Action (YIA) forum in her hometown- Port Elizabeth, back in 2009. Some of the activities offered by YIA included community dialogues, volunteering, tutoring as well as the mentoring of young community members. The experience that Ntombovuyo garnered in her formative years soon became a stepping stone upon which she progressed as a student leader when she enrolled at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. While pursuing a Bachelor of Administration and Political Science, she served as the Vice President of AIESEC; the Branch Deputy Chairperson of South African Student Congress; the Leadership Officer for the Golden Key International Honour Society; as well as the SRC Society Officer. She later joined the Inkulu Free Heid Eastern Cape organization as a Policy, Research and Engagement Leader. Before pursuing a Masters in Cultural Management, Research and Policy at the University of the Witwaterstrand, she completed a Bachelor of Honours degree in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg. Ntombovuyo has presented papers at multiple conferences such as the International Women’s Rights, Women, Media and the Girl-Child, UNASA held in 2014. Ntombovuyo views her community engagement as a key to unlocking the door to African intelligence in a hope to resuscitate African glory and narrate progress for both the continent and diaspora. She hopes to achieve her ambitions of change by embodying a heightened patriotism, civic engagement; enhanced social consciousness, academic discipline as well as transformative leadership.