As part of our communications campaign to create awareness about the Fellowship opportunity across Southern Africa, we identified four Fellows that were willing to share their inspiring stories with the country: Suzie Nkambule, Wandile Mabanga, Jacqui Watson and Batandwa Alperstein.
Through the telling of these stories and the role of the Foundation played in each respective journey, we were able to attract greater media interest and thus share the Fellowship opportunity with a larger audience. As a result of public interest in these inspiring ‘good news’ stories, there has been extensive media coverage across radio, newspaper and magazine channels on these individuals, and subsequently the Fellowship.
Some of the media coverage:
- An article on Wandile appeared in the Saturday Star and Pretoria News on 1 June, and Wandile will also feature in the August issue of Destiny magazine.
- Wandile was also interviewed by DJ Fresh on 5fm and was interviewed on Metro FM, Chai FM, Goodhope FM and Capricorn FM
The deadline to apply to the Fellowship closed on the 30 April for Grade 12’s and will close on 30 August for the first year university students. The stories of these Fellows will continue to drive the campaign up until submission close. Download your application form here if you want to apply.