IMG 7842 2 Small2Anelisa Mbopa

Tertiary institution: Stellenbosch University

Field of study: Bachelor Social Work

Anelisa grew up in Kranshoek and was accepted into the Born in Africa program when she was in Harkerville Primary school, along with her older sister Sixolile. Once she graduated from primary school, she attended Wittedrift High school. Anelisa worked incredibly hard at her academic career and really excelled, especially towards the last 2 years of her high school career. Not only did she do well academically, she also worked hard at becoming the voice for many who could not speak for themselves. Poetry competitions were a platform for her speak her truth, in beauty pageants she was able to advocate various social issues in the communities. Therefore, when she decided to pursue the very noble degree of Social Work, it came as no surprise. She was accepted at Stellenbosch University in 2024 and has the privilege of studying alongside her sister, who is also studying at Stellies through Born in Africa. This is an honour few siblings can claim! We are very proud to represent Anelisa and look forward to the next 4 years of supporting her!