Yolisa Lawrence

Yolisa Lawrence is a Programmes Coordinator at SGS Consulting. Yoliswa works as a tertiary educator and is interested in research that influences policy. She is committed to strengthening literacy, youth leadership and the well-being of young women and girls in communities through community engagement programmes. Yolisa hopes to advance health equity through the inclusion of young people in community governance structures such as clinic committees. She believes that the youth must be part of decision-making so that they are able to translate policies to their communities.

“The Tekano Fellowship believes in transformational leaders. That each one of us, with our skills and abilities, are able to shine bright not only in our little corners, but contribute in illuminating light with other activists. Tekano believes that we are innovators who can change the inequities in society, one step at a time,” she explains.