Stacey Fru Foundation launched to empower children

(Ambassadors of the Stacey Fru Education Foundation)


A media briefing about the Stacey Fru Education Foundation held at the Profound Conference Centre in Bramley, Johannesburg was rather insightful, empowering and food for thought, for many.

Stacey Fru Mbong is an award winning 11 year old author who wrote her first book called Smelly Cats at age seven. She now has two books published and approved by the ECD and the National Department of Education. "She is glamorous, materialistic and very organised", as described by her proud mother, Victorine Mbong Shu.

The Stacey Fru Education Foundation has been in talks since last year and the ambassadors of the organisation Abdul Manack, Nelly M Nyathi, Zinni Ngiba, Rooksana Modan and Obakeng Ngidi were among guest speakers who were proud to announce that the official third book launch date will be on the 14th of July at the same venue.

Stacey has been a part of several projects such as Know your Country which saw her tour 23 profiled countries, Children TV SA which is about starting an online TV channel where young children are being empowered, inspired and interacted with. The third project that she is part of is called Safety and Security, which is about educating children about the various aspects of safety. Stacey not only won herself an award from the National Development Agency but she was also announced as Youngest Brand Ambassador yesterday.

The Foundation aims to expand across Africa and it already has representatives in countries such as Namibia, Cameroon and Congo.

"When Stacey speaks, she heals people", said Abdul Manack as he spoke passionately about his experience working with the born-leader. He continued saying that it takes a village to build a child and it is important how you communicate with them because it will either break them or make them.

As the slogan of the Foundation says, 'Growing up. Growing minds', the purpose of the Foundation is to educate, to bring out the wellness of children in Africa as they grow and reach their full potential in their personal lives.

(Stacey Fru and her mom Victorine Mbong Shu's books on display at the launch)


The Foundation will be hosting an awards event called Children of the Year awards on the 3rd of November which will also be National Children's Day. The award ceremony will be open to various categories such as science, arts, sports, academics, public speaking or if they making a difference in their community. The public can nominate a child who they think is doing well in those respective fields. The child should be between the ages of seven and 13.

"Our children teach us how to parent them but they do not know the difference.  We should be able to identify those differences for them", advices Victorine who is also an author of three books; Proven Habits, Trapped in our Shadow as well as Stop Complaining and bring back Involved Parenting.

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By Nonzwakazi Ramaube