Columba Leadership’s involvement with Manyangana High School started in 2011, when the school applied and was selected to participate in the programme. Twelve grade 10 Learners and three educators attended the academy in January 2012 and  created a ripple effect of change in the school. 


To create a movement of change and help the school to sustain these changes. 


Through youth engagement, dropouts and absenteeism have decreased significantly. The matric pass rate increased from 32% to 91% and has remained over 90% since 2012. 


The school has seem an improvement in teaching-learning environment, in youth activism culture and a reduction in social ills.