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Inspire your community to be safe and win big

Inspire your community to be safe and win big

The Merck Foundation in partnership with The First Lady of Namibia Monica Geingos has invited journalists to enter their “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards, before or on 30 June.

Journalist who have done creative and influential media work, which aims to raise awareness and sensitize communities about COVID-19 at a regular basis will be eligible to win these awards.

The Merck Foundation said in a statement the theme for the awards is raising awareness on how to stay safe and keep physically and mentally healthy during COVID-19 lockdown.

“Journalist from print, online, radio and multimedia platforms from English speaking African countries can enter by submitting their work via email to [email protected] along with their detail, eg. name, gender, country, media etc.” they explained.

According to the Foundation sending more entries to showcase your work at regular basis will increase your chances of winning.

Journalists’ can win up to US$500 for each category.


About The Author

Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.