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Bonolo Matjila

Co-founder, Spiruteens

Bonolo Matjila, a student at the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Cape Town, South Africa, has embarked on a mission to find a cure for worldwide malnutrition. Her young team has started a social venture selling low-cost Spirulina products in order to both provide cheap meal supplements to their community and fund their project educating other students to grow their own Spirulina. When the 15-year old is not growing Spirulina, she is spreading awareness about malnutrition and the benefits of Spirulina along with her partners Ijaaz Sayed and Zené Merton. Bonolo has always had a passion for charity as she often does community service at the municipal clinic in her hometown, Pretoria. She also takes part in debating, and has competed in a number of competitions. She is currently preparing for her upcoming moot law competition in 2015. Bonolo would like to pursue a career in the aviation field and has already begun training to obtain her private pilot license.