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Voice of Change - Zoe Prinsloo - Save a Fishie

10.06.2021 - About the Show: Voice of Change celebrates Youth Month with environmental activist Zoe Prinsloo, founder of Save a Fishie, and Sher'Neil Savel, co - founder of the 9 Miles Project. Zoe details her confusion when as a young teen, she witnessed devastating pollution in the oceans and on the beaches. She decided to be the chnage by hosting clean ups and creating awareness. Sher'Neil shares about what it takes to serve communities, surf therapy, feeding schemes, Covid needs and much more!BIO: Zoe Prinsloo is a 19 year old environmental activist, founder and owner of save a fishie, which host beach clean ups in Milnerton, and sell ethical, reusable products

Voice of Change - Pappy Orion - Focus Congo

03.06.2021 - About the Show: On the 22nd of May, while children were sleeping and families were settling down for the night, a volcano erupted in the Congolese city of Goma. Thousands of people ran in different directions as lava spewed out onto the streets. Over 400 earthquakes and tremors been felt since and thousands of people have been displaced. Lauren is joined by Focus Congo founder Pappy Orion amd Goma team member Fabrice, to talk abou the threat of another eruption, and the help been given on the ground. BIO (Pappy): As the founder of Focus Congo, Pappy works first hand with young Congolese leaders seeking direction and mentorship as they work together to restore value to their people and nation. As a filmmaker, Pappy’s heart is to tell the stories of the Congolese people, restoring their dignity and giving a voice to the voiceless. Pappy lives with his wife in Germany.

Voice of Change - Kelly Slingers - The Plane Project

20.05.2021 - Kelly is a 28 year old relief pilot, who founded a non-profit flying supplies to rural areas in S. Africa. Born in Grahamstown and raised in Pretoria. Matriculated from an arts school specializing in music and drama, but her purpose prevailed and Kelly ended up in flight school. She worked for a charter company and flight school before pursuing The Plane Project full-time. She is passionate about social equality and is currently completing her LLB, with a focus on Humanitarian Law.
She has just completed her 100 000th relief drop in areas of need within rural South Africa. Kelly Slingers, 28-year-old relief pilot is making waves in aviation and in the humanitarian sector. With a heart passionate about service, Kelly founded The Plane Project and has flown goods all around South Africa, bringing Covid relief goods to vulnerable areas, as well as supplies for communities without access to basic goods. She joins Lauren to talk about a life of service, flying relief goods in the Western Cape and how things are changing for women in aviation.

Voice of Change - Refiloe Moahloli / Khumo Tapfumaneyi

13.05.2021 - Refiloe is a best selling South African children's book author, as well as a poet and songwriter, specialisng in diverse books.Lauren is joined by bestselling childrens book author Refiloe Moahloli to discuss her journey writing diverse books for childrens of different ages, as well as her journey writing books which foster kindness, unbuntu, and connection. She is also joined by Khumo Tapfumaneyi co - founder of a specialised bookstore for children, that focuses on books that appreciate our South African heritage.
Ethnikids was co- founded by 5 black moms who wanted to find and feature books which were diverse in langage and representation. Today, their endeavour has led them to start a start a s specialised bookstore which has garnered a large following, media attention and much love from South African moms and their children.

Voice of Change - Women have been left out of the conversation on finances, but that is changing

06.05.2021 - Historically, women have been left out of the conversation on finances, but that is changing. Women now control more than 32% of the global wealth and that number is growing. Yet, women still face obstacles when it comes to equal pay, access to finances in marriage and in big corporations. Financial wellness coach Janine Horn joins Lauren to equip women on how to take control of their financial well-being.

Voice of Change - David Eubank - The Free Burma Rangers (FBR)

29-04-2021 - About the Show: The Burmese army siezed control of the country in a coup at the beginning of 2021. Free Burma Rangers director, David Eubank works on the frontlines bringing humanitarian and medical help to those in Burma caught up in the violence on the Burmese streets. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the past few weeks, and over a million people in Burma, have been displaced. David joins Lauren to discuss events on the ground in Burma and what being a special forces captain has taught him about God, justice, and forgiveness. Bio: The Free Burma Rangers (FBR) is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working to bring help, hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, and Sudan. Working in conjunction with local ethnic pro-democracy groups, FBR trains, supplies, and later coordinates with what become highly mobile multipurpose relief teams. After training these teams provide critical emergency medical care, shelter, food, clothing and human rights documentation in their home regions. Director, missionary and special forces captain David Eubank is on the show.

Voice of Change - Centre for Faith and Community - Professor Stephanus De Beer

22.04.2021 - Can faith be a personal resource for change when it comes to city life, city designs, and even, when it comes to radical transformation in inequalities, violence, and poverty? On the show, Professor Stephan de Beer from the Centre for Faith and Community, joins Lauren to discuss urban theology, brave faith, urban transformation and faith as a cataylst for inequalities. With depth, and heart, he discusses the very real injustices still prevalent in South Africa today, and how an active, revolutionary faith is the one needed to address these injustices.
Professor Stephanus de Beer is a professional theologian, lectuer at the University of Pretoria and runs the Centre for Faith and Community. He has written dozens of articles and books, curriculum and leaddership programmes.

Voice of Change - Cyril Naicker - Fashion Revolution Week 2021

15.04.2021 - The fashion industry is a huge global industry that can dramatically be causing human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. At the root of it, many individuals around the world are realizing there is a moral issue we need to confront as consumers. Our morality and sense of what we have been given as children of God, this mandate to carefully and intentionally with servant heartedness, steward and care for this planet should be top priority. Which brings me to Fashion revolution Week, the topic of today's show. Cyril Naciker serves as the Chief Executive at Imprint Luxury, an events, PR and marketing company. Cyril is the Country Coordinator of Fashion. Revolution South Africa, an international fashion activism NGO addressing the clothing and textile crisis. Tamburai Chirume is the co-founder of the mother and daughter design collaboration, ONEOFEACH - an African luxury brand that focuses on luxury leather and African inspired handbags designed in Cape Town and available to the world.

Voice of Change - Largest study ever done of Christian women’s marital and sexual satisfaction

08.04.2021 - Sheila Gregoire - Sheila Wray Gregoire is passionate about changing the evangelical conversation about sex! A popular speaker, marriage blogger, and award-winning author of nine books, including The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex, she wants to challenge Christians to go beyond pat answers on marriage to reach real intimacy. Sheila believes in authenticity, and gives real solutions to the very real and messy problems women, and couples, can face. She and her husband Keith spend a lot of their time touring North America in an RV, speaking at marriage conferences, hiking, and birdwatching. The parents to two adult daughters, you can usually find her in Belleville, Ontario, where she’s either knitting, blogging, or taking her grandson out for a walk. 
In 2019–2020, award-winning author Sheila Wray Gregoire, researcher Rebecca Lindenbach, and statistic expert Joanna Sawatsky embarked on an ambitious project: the largest study ever done of Christian women’s marital and sexual satisfaction

Voice of Change - Denise Armstrong

01.04.2021 - Denise Armstrong is a passionate writer whose work has appeared on Jamaican television, in ‘The Joyful Life’ and ‘Cultivating’— both online publications, as well as in The Caribbean Writer, a Literary Journal of the Virgin Islands. Now retired, she is enjoying graduate studies in Cultural Apologetics while living temporarily in Germany with her husband. She joins Lauren to discuss cross - cultural living, immigration and belonging. Together, they consider the soul deep, tugging human question of "where is exactly, is home?"
Bio: Born Jamaican, she is a trained teacher of English for Secondary Schools and received her Diploma in Education and a BA degree from Shortwood Teacher’s College in Jamaica and the University of the West Indies, respectively.
Among the things she has enjoyed most is being married for 29 years to her husband Claude, raising their three ‘Jamerican’ offspring, and working with fine and performing arts ministries for their local church.

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