2015 James Bell Award Winner – Mr. Qedamandla (Amandla) Ngwenya

The James Bell Award is for Personal Achievement and Courage against Challenging Odds.


  • Born in Zimbabwe
  • Teaching Degree
  • Was forced into hiding
  • 2001- Arrived in Montreal, QC
  • Found little value with teaching degree in Canada
  • 2004 – Arrived in Edmonton, AB
  • Completed IT Specialist Training
    Is now a successful professional in the field
  • Actively gives back to the community
  • Soccer coach for immigrant youths stressing the importance of education and life skills
  • Raised funds for registration fees and uniforms
  • 6 boys have received scholarships
  • Ubuntu FC
  • Has coordinated the All Africa Soccer Tournaments for 7 years


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