Stacey Fru


Stacey Fru, 14-year-old Africa’s youngest award winning Author, Education Activist, Philanthropist and Public Speaker.

At age 7, she wrote her first book; ‘Smelly Cats’ without her parents’ knowledge.

The book was approved by the South African Department of Basic Education as suitable for young learners from Early Childhood through to Primary Schools and won 3 awards.

She is the founder of The Stacey Fru Foundation that reach out to donate books, computers, food and other items to children and care homes across South Africa.

Through her foundation, she also honours other African children who are impacting their communities by awarding them during The Annual African Children of the Year Awards held every November in South Africa. Stacey Fru has written 5 best-selling books thus far and she is currently the face of the African Union (AU) and International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) 2021 International Campaign for the Elimination of Child Labour #EndChildLabour.