Obakeng Leseyane is the founder of EdConnect, an initiative enhancing access to education for underserved communities in South Africa. He works as a consultant and adviser in education and policy and is a graduate of the African Leadership Academy at Wits University. He was recognized as the youngest inaugural public service fellow at Apolitical Academy. Obakeng was named “One to Watch” by FastCompany in 2018, and a year later, delivered a TEDx Talk called “Enslaved by poverty, education was my liberation.” He currently serves as a global ambassador for Theirworld, a global children’s charity committed to ending the global education crisis.
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