Nominations: The 3rd Annual AfrICAN Children of The Year Awards 2020

Nominations have been opened for the 3rdAnnual AfrICAN Children of The Year Awards (ACOTYA) 2020. Please make sure that you nominate a child so that they can be celebrated by Stacey Fru, who feels that through her works, she’s got to get not only the nation, but the African continent reading and writing, giving, aspiring and inspiring using this awards initiative. 

Johannesburg-based 12-year-old Stacey is a multiple international award-winning best-selling author of 5 Chapter books. Away from literature, Stacey is a public speaker, philanthropist, activist, brand ambassador, coach and mentor.

As custodian of The Annual AfrICAN Children of The Year Awards ran through her foundation; The Stacey Fru Foundation, she celebrates Africa’s children in the following 11 categories: Arts and culture, Education and skills development, Philanthropist, Leadership, Community development/engagement, Motivational/personal development, Science and technology, Sports and recreation, Safety and security, Entrepreneurship and Special mention, irrespective of the children’s countries. 

The only criteria on entering the awards are for children to be in, or from one of the 54 African countries, be between the ages of 7 and 13 and have impacted beyond themselves. The Special Mention category is slightly different in that it recognises children younger than 7 and already 14. It is a symbolic category to Stacey because this was the category of her first award, received when she was only 8. This award was given to her by the National Development Agency and her prize was donated by UNICEF.

The inaugural ceremony of the ACOTYA took place on 3rdNovember 2018, shortly after the Premier of Gauteng hosted Stacey as his guest of honour in an award ceremony in March same year. The ACOTYA which is currently the biggest initiative by The Stacey Fru Foundation, is this young philanthropist’s way of joining the United Nations, UNICEF and the South African Government in celebrating Universal Children’s Day, which is every 1stSaturday of November. To date, children have been celebrated from 8 African countries and still counting. 

Nominees are automatically referred to as proud Ambassadors to The Stacey Fru Foundation. They are expected to use their current positions to inspire African children to be. That is why Stacey encourages adults to nominate a child from anywhere in Africa to give them a chance to be celebrated.

As these awards enter its 3rdyear, Stacey calls on governments, businesses and individuals to support The Stacey Fru Foundation. Their 2 biggest needs are a Venue and Transport and Accommodation of nominees. To make contacts, you can call +27114407501 or email Stacey is on social media @StaceyFru

ContactDorcas Gwenhure
Telephone:+27 11 440 7501
Cell:082 548 6385

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