PMIEF and Nelson Mandela Children's Fund: Leveraging Our Strengths to Support Our Youth

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The Children’s Fund will last far beyond any particular individual who is associated with it now.

Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, 1994 – 1999

23 June 2020

Johannesburg, South Africa

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

PMIEF is pleased to announce the selection of our video spotlighting our 2018 grant to Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) as a GOLD WINNER – Social Video: Not-for-Profit in the 41st Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor those who tell high-caliber, innovative stories across all screens, with Gold Telly Winners described as “the standard bearers of excellence in the industry.”

Our investment in NMCF provided PM training, coaching, and resources for its professionals to increase the organization’s capacity and to enable the nonprofit to establish a PMO. As a result, NMCF will sustain the impact of its work on behalf of Africa’s youth and the legacy of its iconic founder.

The Telly Awards Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology, determine award recipients. The Council selected our NMCF video among 13,000 entrants.

See here for our official listing in The Telly Awards Gallery of winners!!

Original story below.

PMIEF Helps Sustain Nelson Mandela’s Legacy Through Project Management

A 2018 grant to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) enables staff to acquire and to apply project management knowledge to enhance the organization’s efficiency and to further ensure its impact and legacy.

Founded in 1995 by South African President Nelson Mandela, NMCF addresses the challenges young people from birth to age 22 face because of poverty and inequality. Working in concert with multiple partners, the organization promotes the rights of youth through advocacy and social awareness efforts. The “PMIEF – NMCF Capacity Building Through Project Management” initiative strengthens NMCF’s capabilities to protect and to nurture South Africa’s future leaders, including through the establishment of a project management office.

NMCF's advocacy and awareness efforts better ensure youth acquire the physical, emotional, and educational support necessary to realize their dreams.

Read more about this grant in “PMI Educational Foundation Awards US$1.4 Million in 2018 Grants.


 

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