SAYes Blog: Mentorship Musings

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, Oct 17, 2023


Michel is an Ambassador for SAYes.

Michel (known as Michee) was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the third of eight children. He moved to South Africa at the age 10 with his family, where has been living for the last 15 years.

He is a Christian and also feels that his personality is one of an optimist. He believes that it is important to live life to the fullest and to pursue your dreams. Michel also believes in giving back to the community and making a difference in the world. He is passionate about using his abilities to help people learn, create, and connect. Since being mentored – which he considers an honour and privilege – he feels that he has now transformed into mentoring’s biggest advocate. It had a huge impact on his personal and professional growth, and he believes that mentoring has the potential to make the world a better place.

In 2022, Michel received the Distinguished Leadership Award for his participation in the SAYes and Nike E-mentoring Programme. 

He is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, as well as for refugee and human rights. He believes that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. Michel is committed to using his strengths to help create a more equitable and fair world. 

In 2020, he graduated university with a degree in Information Technology. Being the first in his family to achieve such an educational milestone was particularly significant to him. Michel currently works as a Developer for a large consulting firm.

Outside of work, he playings basketball, hoping to play professionally overseas one day, and feels that he practically lives in the gym. He strongly believes that health is wealth. 

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