SOCIAL INNOVATORS

Francois Petousis

23 Feb


Director: Lumkani


POP-UP CLASS:

"WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD"


SYNOPSIS:

A look into what it takes to get a good idea off the ground.

BIO:

“I am a mechatronics engineer who took a passion for social innovation forward into creating the organisation Lumkani, with a fantastic team of 6 multi-disciplinary people. We developed this social enterprise to deal with one of the great challenges we saw present in our country - that of shack fires, and we are very blessed to be able to do the work that we do. I am currently completing my Masters in inclusive business model innovation at UCT's GSB, whilst running our growing organisation which already is showing impact in mitigating the loss of life and property through the early warning systems currently on the ground in Khayelitsha and Phillipi. ”

Q&A

Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts? “An amazing opportunity to grow a spirit of students who see their ability to contribute to this country!”

HOW DO YOU ‘IMAGINE A NEW AFRICA’? ? “Imagine a New Africa" suggests there is something wrong with the current one. This is a continent of strong community that is full of beautiful potential.”

CONNECT:


@lumkanifire

lumkani.com