If you’re a Type 1 diabetic between the age of 18 and 30 and you want to get more involved in diabetes advocacy, read on! The Pamoja Advocacy Programme is looking for you.
Pamoja Advocacy Programme
The Sonia Nabeta Foundation (SNF) and T1 International partnered in 2018 to start the Pamoja Advocacy Programme. The goal of the this programme is to build a cohort of young African patient advocates to improve the circumstances of people living with Type 1 diabetes in African countries.
The countries which currently participate in this programme include Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and more recently South Africa (since 2019). Diabetes South Africa‘s collaboration with the Pamoja Advocacy Programme has enabled South Africans to become certified Pamojan Advocacy warriors.
If you would like to nominate or enter yourself as a young Type 1 diabetic South Africans (aged 18-30), check out the details below!
Pamoja team South Africa, together with Diabetes South Africa, is looking for young Type 1 diabetic advocates to join their team to achieve the Pamoja goals by December 2020.
If you want to apply, please send a 1-3 page essay with the following:
- What has your experience been like living with Type 1 diabetes in South Africa?
- What is advocacy and why is it important?
- Why do you want to be a Type 1 diabetes advocate?
Send your application to Nicole Ellman.
When Diabetic South Africans work together, we can achieve great things!