Joburg author Stacey Fru, 13, shortlisted for international award
Johannesburg - Joburg-based literary child whizz, 13-year-old Stacey Fru, has been shortlisted for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020 from among 142 entrants from 42 countries.
Stacey, who has won more than 20 international and national awards and recognitions, bagged the highly-commended nomination for being at the forefront of literacy, safety and security for African children for the past five years.
Special attributes of Stacey’s works that she embarked on in 2015 as a 7-year-old include: publishing five books in four years; having one of her books translated into Braille and Daisy formats; donating her books through the Stacey Fru Foundation to schools, learning and community centres, libraries and other institutions across South Africa and other countries; and pioneering safety and security campaigns for children.
Stacey is passionate about the African child. Aged 7, she was the youngest writer on the continent. She is a best-selling international award-winning child author of Chapter books.
Through The Stacey Fru Foundation, Stacey gives to underprivileged and inaccessible children in forms of books, clothing, computers, foods and learning sessions. She is the custodian of the awards.
Among her many educational projects, Stacey uses her online television channel @CTVSA to educate children and adults about the African continent and the world.
She is an activist, a brand ambassador/Influencer, a public speaker, TV personality, philanthropist, with five books to her name:
Smelly Cats (published in 2015)
Bob and the Snake (published in 2016)
Smelly Cats on Vacation (published in 2018)
Where is Tammy (published in 2019) Tim’s Answer (published in 2019 available in Braille and Daisy Formats)
Dorcas Gwenhure of The Stacey Fru Foundation said: “It is an empowering situation now presented to The Stacey Fru Foundation team to work hard to support Stacey’s activism work.”
The International Children’s Peace Prize seeks to honour children who have made a special effort to promote children’s rights and better the situation of vulnerable children.
At the end of the month, the three finalists will be announced by patron of The International Children’s Peace Prize and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Desmond Tutu.
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