The Nelson Mandela is an icon to many, and it is only by mimicking a portion of his steps that we are able to make the world a better place. For Victorine Mbong Shu and her 11-year-old daughter Stacey Fru, one of the many things they have done as they journey through the 100 years Centenary Celebration of Tata Madiba’s life saw them sharing the stage as nominees at the Eastwave Radio, 92.2 FM 7th Annual Community Leadership Awards alongside more than 136 nominees.
The Keynote Address, was delivered by Board Member, Hanif Carrim, who applauded the nominees. To him, they are a reflection of the work that Eastwave Radio has been executing as a community radio station for over 23 years.
Of course, it is plausible that the good work that this mother and daughter do in transforming the scenes of parenting, education, childhood and even play is being recognised. This ceremony by Eastwave Radio highlights many afar, and celebrate young and old entrepreneurs, innovators and influencers in honour of Madiba.
Involved Parenting Conversationalist and CEO of Profounder Intelligence, Victorine Mbong Shu was nominated in the category of “Community Based Initiatives,” won by Liz Dos Santos. Liz without doubt involves in various community projects across regions. The runner up for this category was Amit Parbucharan from Gandhi Walk.
Young Stacey founder of the Stacey Fru Education Foundation and a BrandSA Play-Your-Part Ambassador was nominated in the “Academics Initiatives” category. This category boosted two winners; Mr Mohammed Al Aqsa School for their outstanding Annual Social responsibility programmes and Mrs Vanessa Moodley from Actonville Primary School for poverty alleviation programmes which model is now shared internationally, and the runner up was Reena Singh for Let’s Do It Together for Education.
Other categories included “Outstanding Volunteer, Business Social Responsibility, Cultural Religious Leadership, Young Leadership Award and Life Time Contribution award.
It was a happy time after the awards ceremony as the hug crowd posed for pictures before separating. Stacey commented; “I have never taken a picture with so much people in an award ceremony.” Stacey is correct. Eastwave Radio made a mark. Who is next?
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. There is always a spot for you out there. Just Play-Your-Part.
Victorine Mbong Shu
Victorine is in education and training since 2002. She is the CEO of Profounder Intelligence Management Services, Publisher, Editor, Researcher, Transformational Speaker, Mentor, Material Developer, Facilitator, Assessor, Moderator and TV Talk Show Host at Children Television South Africa (CTVSA). She is the owner of Profound Conference Centre in Bramley-JHB. She and Dr. Fru are raising 4 bubbly children, including Africa’s youngest multiple award-winning author of chapter books, Stacey Fru. Victorine is a respectable Involved Parenting Conversationalist with a Master’s Degree in Communications. She is a BrandSA Ambassador and Awards Winning Author of the following books:
- ‘Stop Complaining! and Bring Back Involved Parenting,’
- ‘Trapped in our shadows,’
- ‘Proven habits for financial freedom,’
- ‘Not too late: Bring Back Involved Parenting.’