Golden girl, Nomzamo Mbatha doesn’t seem to take breaks! Following her emotional graduation earlier this year, television personality announced on her Twitter account that she’ll be giving a TED Talk at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya on 9 June 2018. On sharing the news she wrote, ‘Incredibly honored to have been chosen as one of the speakers at the FIRST EVER
@TEDTalks to take place at a Refugee Camp. #TEDxKakumaCamp This is a Global first and so my heart beams with excitement and gratitude.
— Nomzamo Mbatha (@NomzamoMbatha) April 26, 2018
Consistently Outdoing Herself
As the UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu campaign advocate, this will not be the first time Nomzamo will be visiting the camp. She’s proudly documented her first trip to the camp on a UN Refugee Agency familiarization mission before, where she was set to engage with refugees in different locations in the country.
Speaking on her mission trip press statement she said: ‘I always advocate the importance of taking on a cause, endorsement, any role for that matter, from a position of alignment with my personal mission. The plight of our displaced African brothers and sisters has been one close to my heart to support and lend my voice to – I believe, making the personal connection is key to fully champion their plight. I have to speak and action not just from a place of understanding, but of experience as well. I am filled with expectation and excitement for my two-day stay at the Kakuma Refugee Camp.’
“At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built, not what we got but what we shared, not our competence but our character, and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love.” That’s what to #DoItLuQuLuQu is about🙏🏾 @luquluqutribe @unhcrpartnershipsafrica @refugees
As a crusader, Nomzamo Mbatha’s image is of resilience and being an advocate for forcibly displaced refugees from around the continent, her role marries perfectly with what Mbatha stands for. The LuQuLuQu campaign challenges and seeks to transform the perceptions of the African refugee and drives an undeniable truth: borders do not separate us.
As you know, a couple of weeks ago, along with a school of people I highly respect, I was in Malawi at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp. One of the most life changing experiences of my life. . 🙏🏽Last night we launched the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Agency #DoItLuQuLuQu campaign. Honoured to have been selected as one of the ambassadors and High Level Influencers on the continent. Raising awareness about the plight of refugees and how we can all be a part of the change and revolution in transforming AFRICA to become #OneTribe @unhcrpartnershipsafrica @unhcrkenya @luquluqutribe
Forever rooting for you, Nomzamo.
The 9th of June came and went like the wind but not without Nomzamo’s TED talk at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Peep all the pics shared on Nomzamo’s Instagram feed and see the forever-ecstatic Nomzamo in the wrap-up video she cared to bless us with.
It is happening! The time for the first ever @ted Talk to take place at a Refugee camp is here. Historic. Monumental. Truly groundbreaking. The stories are incredibly moving and I cannot wait to lend my voice on the stage and talk about the plight and changing of the narrative of refugees all around the world. @melissarfleming I am forever and eternally grateful for your guiding hand throughout this journey and hearing my heart and the things that move it. I do hope we all make you proud. The world has never been THIS ready for a time such as NOW. People will be streaming LIVE from ALL OVER THE WORLD… Join the conversation. #TEDxKakumaCamp #DoItLuquLuqu @refugees @luquluqutribe
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