At just 10 years old Stacey, is South Africa’s youngest published author, having written two books. Stacey wrote her first book ‘Smelly Cats’ without her parents’ knowledge when she was 7 and it was published when she was 8. By the time her second book ‘Bob and the Snake’ was published, 9 year old Stacey was three times (multiple) Award Winner! ‘Smelly Cats’ is the 2016 NDA ‘Best ECD Publication 2015: Special Mention Category’, prize donated by UNICEF. Stacey won two awards ‘Young Leader 2016’ for her leading motivational and inspirational roles, and ‘Academic Achievements and Initiatives 2016’ for her writings at the East Wave Radio Nelson Mandela International Community Day Leadership Award.
“It is a great honour to be named as an ambassador for Save the Children. I would like to thank Sis Gugu and everyone at Save the Children for this opportunity. As an ambassador I want to encourage as many children as I can to read and to take up writing as a way to express themselves,” said Stacey.