Mira Modise . Born on the 29th of January 1989 in Aachen-Burtscheid, I was privileged to travel the world from an early age. By profession, I’m a Social Scientist and Global Changemaker with a Master in Empowerment Studies from the University of Applied Science in Dusseldorf. Since October 2019, I serve as a Bread for the World Secondment at Africa Unite, a Human Rights and Youth Empowerment NGO in Cape Town. My vision is to bring young people from diverse backgrounds together to learn from each other and grow stronger as individuals and as a larger human family.
Thabo Modise . Born on the 16th of October 1983 in Soweto, Johannesburg I always knew I was bigger than the township I grew up in. My love for art and cartoons inspired me to study 3D Animation at the Animation School in Cape Town. Since then, I worked in a Game Studio in Muizenberg and a Technology Marketing (TEMA) Company in Aachen. I also had the privilege of working with UTA on a mural project in Dormagen. Currently I am back in Cape Town, where I develop my first App as a self-taught programmer. My vision is to teach young minds in the township how to use programming to express their creativity so they too can rise above their current circumstances and bring change to their communities.
Aachen-Cape Town Partnership = Open doors that never close