Mache Smith - Western Cape

Mache Smith - Western Cape Mache Smith - Western Cape

I am eighteen years old and in matric this year and I am the Head Girl of our school. Growing up without parents and facing my physical challenge was a tough journey, but it has made me strong and turned me into the young lady I am today (see my story under latest role-models).

I want to encourage the disabled, especially women with disabilities not to allow circumstances, challenges, differences and their fears to overpower what they want in life or take away the spirit of a winner.


I am honoured to be a Youth Ambassador for WAND (Women’s Achievement Network for Disability) that will be launched in August 2014. I am a determined, strong and positive young women and I will be committed to look for opportunities where I can support WAND to the best of my ability. It is important that disabled women and girls have are empowered so that they can enjoy their human rights. I look forward to study Journalism at a Cape Town University next year.


  • Western Province athlete 
  • Ambassador for my school
  • Leader at our Youth Group
  • TV presenter for a show that was broadcasted on SABC2 called T.M.S in 2011
  • Received a certificate for a motivational course called “I am a Champion” 
  • In October 2014 I will represent my school at a wine auction in London.