Celebrating our tomorrow; AfrICAN Children of the Year Awards, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 AfrICAN Children Awards are now open. The Stacey Fru Foundation has announced the introduction of the AfrICAN Children of the Year Awards, which aim to give recognition and reward the contributions of children, in attempt to motivate, grow and transform the African economy. The awards ceremony is scheduled for November 3rd, 2018; South African National Children’s Day.

Speaking to the media, 11-year-old Ms. Fru stated that she would love to see many African children celebrated as much as she has been. Stacey is the custodian of this first of its kind Awards ceremony that is organised for children 7 to 13 years old. Little Stacey is aware that the African continent is rich in minerals and many resources.

Follow her programme on CTVSA her online YouTube Channel where she hosts a mini-series; Know Your Countries.

Stacey says that along with the many resources and minerals on the African continent, many children, who are the future of the world, filled with rich knowledge, creativity, philanthropist and leadership qualities, skills and knowledge most often go unnoticed. According to her, this is because children are hardly supported and those who are supported at home, hardly get recognised.

The African Children of the Year Awards will recognise and honour the spirit of creativity and innovation, acknowledge the following categories; Arts and Culture, Education, Philanthropist, Leadership, Community Development/Engagement, Motivational/personal Development, Technology, Sports, Safety and Security, Special Mention. There will also be a Great Achiever Award to a child who has made a significant contribution to the African Children’s Legacy.

Stacey Fru is the second of four children and the youngest South African Author who wrote and publish her first book, ‘Smelly Cats’ without her parents’ knowledge at the age of 7. This book was approved by the South African Department of Basic Education as suitable for young learners from Early Childhood through to Primary School. Stacey is the youngest multiple award-winning writer of Chapter books on the continent, if not in the world. ‘Smelly Cats’ was published when she was 8 and she won 3 awards for the book before her second book ‘Bob and the Snake’ was published. See more on her website She is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as @staceyfru

The crème de la crème of African children will be celebrates during this prestigious awards

More information, rules and entry forms, can be obtained from or or 011 440 7501.

Article by Lemo Molobi