Dr Thabane Vincent Maphai
“You BYM engender this very positive image about our young people. We must really stop presenting our young people as victims but as leaders, and you are doing that exceptionally well.”
BYM was founded in 2000 with the vision to create a platform that showcased the potential of South Africa’s brightest young minds in order to fast track their development for the benefit of country from an economic, political and human rights perspective.
Initially BYM only offered a Summit. The week-long experience bridged the gap between students and the professional world, encouraged students to share ideas amongst inspiring peers and allowed partner companies to pose specific challenges facing their businesses to a group of bright, young South Africans.