Mbuyi studied Computer Science in Pretoria, however he didn't get funding for the second year of his studies. While studying Mbuyi was living in Johannesburg and waking up at 03:00 to travel to class in Pretoria and then traveling back home in the evening. This negatively affected his ability to manage his assignments and class work, and ultimately led to him dropping out.
Mbuyi says that YearBeyond has changed his life. He realises now that Computer Science is not his passion, and that he would like to study politics and philosophy, he sees himself as a change maker.
Mbuyi says that now he feels more positive about his future, and that he has developed and matured as a person.
Mbuyi lives in Khayelitsha and volunteers at ID Mkhize in Gugulethu