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Vuyokazi Ngemntu

The fellowship is a fertile environment to further my passion for using creative writing to assist victims of GBV to find healing justice.

Nozuko Poni

I am most passionate about environmental rights and the rights of women and children, and enjoy putting together advocacy projects that translate complex legislation into palatable information to spark active citizenship and better the lives of women and children.

Natasha Mushonga

Becoming a Mamandla Fellow holds profound significance for me. It means joining a community committed to empowering and supporting mothers during their early motherhood journey. It’s an opportunity to amplify my impact, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and contribute to positive change on a broader scale.

Lutendo Lishi

Being a Mamandla fellow means committing myself into being the backbone for mothers who need support in dealing with challenges of motherhood. It means getting on the ground, collaboratively working with mothers, empowering them to improve their lives.

Emma Arogundade

I’m passionate about birthing experiences (with stories of my own both good and bad), and how mothers are (or are not) accommodated in the workplace.

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Monique Koopman

Being a Mamandla fellow as a health professional means an opportunity to bridge the gap between clinician and patient, to be part of the solution and not the problem. It’s an opportunity to not only hold a space for them but to learn how to advocate for a better future.

Chimonay Masumbe

I am truly grateful to be part of the Mamandla Movement. Being a fellow of the movement to me means serving with the capacity to “influence others through inspiration, motivated by passion, produced by conviction and ignited by a purpose” (Dr. Myles Munroe). I believe that I was born for a time such as this to let mothers and woman suffering with depression know that, ‘We Hear You!’

Bronte Davies

As a Mamandla fellow, I hope to contribute to Embrace’s work for changing the narrative around teenage pregnancy and obstetric violence in South Africa, to join and learn from a powerful network of women working towards dignified pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences and ultimately, to make health systems work better for mothers!

Nomgcobo Galela

It is such a great pleasure to be part of the Mamandla fellowship 2022. This opportunity will allow me to expand my knowledge and create relationships with amazing women.

Jolene Tromp

It is one of my goals to ensure that all women get to experience the pregnancy and birth they desire and deserve. And I am so excited about this journey with the Mamandla fellowship as it is directly aligned to what I wish to achieve.