Capetonian Chantelle De Abreu is one of three young South Africans chosen as part of the latest Commonwealth list of the Queen’s Young Leaders.
This programme now in its third year recognises young people from around the Commonwealth who are doing remarkable work in their communities to bring about lasting change for the good.
The 28-year-old is the founder of Educating Athletes, an initiative help marginalised young people who want to pursue careers in sport through education.
She explains that her initiative provides academic placements, tuition, uniforms, mentorship and counselling support.
The focus of our organisation is to provide education and access to resources... to provide holistic development.— Chantelle De Abreu, founder of Educating Athletes
Take a listen to her explain the great work she does and what the recognition means: