SENIOR AUDITING LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG (UJ) Venter was recently nominated as one of the Top35-under-35 chartered accountants in the AccountancySA competition. As a senior lecturer at Accountancy@UJ, Venter founded and facilitated #UJGr8Deb8, a second-year project for the university’s BCom accounting students that equips students with the skills to be leaders in the workplace. She is also departmental community engagement coordinator at UJ, and a two-term Vodacom Change the World Volunteer at the Kliptown Youth Programme (KYP). There she started the KYP Career Centre and the KYP Bursary Fund that currently supports 11 full-time students. KYP has secured a R4.3m partnership with the Service Sector Education And Training Authority (Seta) for professional training. programme was seriously an answer to the prayers and gave me the opportunity to use my skillset beyond the financial world to become a problem-solver in a community that I care for. At KYP, funding for bursaries will always be a challenge. Top achievers in private schools are most likely to receive bursaries for their tertiary education. However, when you look at an average performer that has the capability to make it in corporate South Africa, it becomes slightly more challenging. The bursary fund, administered by Studie Trust, should ultimately be a vehicle for any person to assist capable students from the Kliptown community financially to study further. This will change the landscape of the community and the options of the generation to come.