Veruschka Padiachee


Name: Veruschka Padiachee
Age: 16
Present Location: Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa

She is small in stature and her voice seems soft…at first.  But, when you hear Veruschka shout out “Vemo Monje” (the Zulu translation of “enough is enough”) when she reads negative headlines about youth, you quickly understand that Veruschka is a young force to be reckoned with.  She wants to be remembered as “the small person who had big dreams and got all the kids in the world talking”.

She is well on her way.  As a member of the Executive Committee in South Africa, her knowledge of cultural diversity and working in communities, along with her incredible passion and enthusiasm, make her an excellent candidate for the NGB.