Stacey Fru- the literary leader

8 Aug

I had the wonderful opportunity of rubbing shoulders with one of our future leaders. Her name is Stacy Fru. We met at the​ African Authors Awards that was held in Johannesburg on 31 July 2018.

Who is Stacey?

Stacey is a powerful young lady, who wrote her first book: ‘Smelly Cats’  without her parents’ knowledge at the age of seven years old. This book was approved by the South African Department of Basic Education as suitable for young learners from Early Childhood through to Primary Schools. Stacey is the youngest multiple award-winning​ writers​ of Chapter books on the continent, if not in the world.
By her ninth birthday, Stacey’s Multiple Awards and Recognition included:
– ’Smelly Cats’  as the 2016 National Development Agency (NDA)
– ’Best Early Childhood Development (ECD) Publication 2015
– A Special Mention Category’, the ​prize was donated by UNICEF
– ‘Young Leader 2016’ for her leading motivational and inspirational roles
– ‘Academic Achievements and Initiatives 2016’ for her writings at the East Wave Radio Nelson Mandela International Community Day Leadership Award.

Stacey was the youngest founding member of the Wits University Centre for Multilingual Education and Literacy in 2016. She was also acknowledged​ by The Mail and Guardian as one of the Top 200 Young Most Influential South Africans for 2016. She was also a Runner-up​ at the Victor Basadi Awards in the Young Dignitary Category for 2017, and a finalist for the “Gauteng Premier’s Women of Excellence Awards 2018” in The Girl Child Category.

If that is not enough, Stacey won in the Category of Skills Development and Education in the “Gauteng Premier’s 2nd Youth Excellence in Service Awards 2018;” an emotional occasion in which Premier David Makhura announced her as a Special Guest, gave her an open ovation and lifted her to the crowd. Stacey won the Fountain Awards Category at the IBHUKU Awards 2018.

Her passion and future plans:
Stacey’s ambitions for the growth of the African child is extensive. She is a philanthropist and the youngest Ambassador for Save the Children. Stacey’s passion is on teaching children as she is worried and frustrated at the level of illiteracy in our country. She has dedicated her life to teach, motivate and encourage others through motivational talks, writings, and her television projects. Stacey constantly donates items like books, computers, clothing and food through The Stacey Fru Foundation.

The Stacey Fru Foundation
Stacey’s work is executed under the banner of her Foundation
NPO. No. 191-015. to children and adults of South Africa. Her footprint​ is seen across provinces in the country into rural areas where she has been privileged to appreciate how lucky she is through giving.

Stacey Key Projects include:
* Know Your Countries:
Stacey is committed to educating​ African children on Africanism. She uses her television channel Children Television South Africa (CTSA) to profile various countries on the globe. Stacey is the founder and host of the online television channel. for the work she does

* An African Book A Child: Stacey is not happy that many African children do not celebrate African writers. She has therefore committed to collect and distribute only books by Africans and about Africa to children and institutions.

* AfrICAN Children of the Year Awards: The Stacey Fru Foundation and its partners will recognise all African children ages 7 to 13 who are contributing positively to their community, country and the continent, in a bit to glorify and African gift, but promote Africa to Africans as a continent of choice. The first ceremony is in November 2018.

* 2016 Safety and Security Campaign for Children by a Child: Stacey sensitises children and adults alike on the importance of safety through a play written and directed by herself and her talks.

* Reading and Writing for all: Stacey encourages others through sporadic reading and writing sessions.
Stacey’s writes stories, essays, poems, speeches and attempts songs. She is a guitarist and a ballerina. A motivational speaker, storyteller, poet, TV talk show host, program director, and teacher who has helped many realise that you are never too young or too old to live your dream. Stacey has given public talks to diverse audiences in different occasions, her first speech at the tender age of eight years​ old, was to over 877 Matric learners at the AngloGold Ashanti​ Career Expo 2015.

For more formation contact her:
Bank details:
Acct Holder: Stacey Fru Foundation (NPO No. 191-015)
Number: 1153491052
Bank: Nedbank Eastgate
Code: 191905 Ref: Your name/Orgainsation

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