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Billy Nelson



  • Malawi_ALL
  • Malawi_G3-2018-2019
Billy Nelson Makombola has over three years as a social entrepreneur and civic leader. Currently, he is the Founder and Director of a local youth-led organization known as Blantyre Youth Group, which was established to enhance youth participation in development initiatives. Through this organization, he established a scholarship initiative called ‘Tigwirane Manja’ which aims at sourcing school fees for needy students in community secondary schools. So far, 18 students are currently benefiting from this initiative. He is also facilitating the organization’s social enterprise known as ‘Hygiene Waste Solutions’ that collects garbage from households in the Chirimba community and dumps it at an authorized dumping site to improve a healthy environment in the peri-urban community as well as helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal number 6 (promoting clean water and sanitation). Billy also volunteered as a Secretary for Likhubula Network for CBOs which has over ten Community Based Organizations. He holds a Diploma in Journalism and Media studies and has worked at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC Radio) as a Producer on a voluntary basis. In addition, he has worked as a Field Supervisor at Dovetales Marketing Agency. Billy is a Young African Leaders Initiative for Southern Africa (YALI SA) alumna and has a certificate in Civic Leadership. “We should make use of the period we stay on earth in trying to transform our communities/country the way we would like them to be,” a quote by the late Nelson Mandela inspired Billy to join CorpsAfrica and utilize his skills towards improving the life standards of people and local communities they live in.