Facebook introduces community leadership programme winners for Africa

28 September 2018

Internet

Facebook announced the names of nearly a dozen African community leaders selected to participate in its global community leadership programme. File Image: IOL

JOHANNESBURG - Social media company Facebook on Tuesday announced the names of nearly a dozen African community leaders selected to participate in its global community leadership programme.

In line with its focus on bringing people together and supporting the development of connected communities, the company has selected 116 people worldwide to join the programme.

“Many community leaders worldwide and in Africa turn to Facebook to create connections through Facebook groups, WhatsApp or Messenger," regional director for Facebook Africa Nunu Ntshingila said.

"This programme is all about empowering them with the tools, support and funding they need to advance their causes and build their communities."

After announcing the programme in February, Facebook received more than 6 000 applications from all over the world and selected leaders with a "strong, clear and committed vision for their community". Read the full article on IOL here.