Isibaya actress and author of best-seller Unbecoming to Become, Ayanda Borotho has bagged an international nomination by the United Nations Awards under the most influential people of African descent Under 40, Global 100 List.
Ayanda is a renowned philanthropist and social activist who uses her voice to drive social change and empower those who are less fortunate.
The nomination honors persons of African descent who contribute to global-relevant issues and its aim is to recognise the work that social activists do and their contribution to the development of Africa.
The celebration of this great honour in her career was confirmed via a press release sent to Move!
“Ayanda has always been a proud social activist and humanitarian. When she is not on set of the award-winning drama, Isibaya, she is found doing advocacy work. Her passion is to drive social change and awareness to the plight of women through different platforms and partnerships including her active social media platforms and the work carried through Phatha-Africa, an NPC she is a director of”.
Through Phatha-Africa Ayanda runs multiple initiatives aimed at empowering young girls and boys, programs such as the Between Brothers for Boys a mentorship program – which is aimed at mentoring young boys. As well as the Becoming Space for Girls Programs, which are aimed at empowering and uplifting young girls.
“The organisation works to inspire and equip vulnerable youth, focusing on mentorship and empowerment for young girls and boys, and serves as a facilitator in providing food parcels for struggling and underprivileged families as Covid-19 grips the nation with struggles and uncertainty”.
Recently Ayanda assisted foreign nationals who did not have access to food parcels as they did not have legal documentation, she shared her reasons for lending a helping hand in an interview she did with eNCA.
“It’s been eye-opening to see the number of people who are desperate for food, it is unbelievable and it is something that I have not seen on the scale that I have it on” she said.
Watch the clip of her interview here: