Congratulations to Sihle Nontshokweni for being awarded the first Thembi Losi Leadership and Legacy Award at the graduation ceremony for the South African Washington International Program (SAWIP). The Award was established in memory of the late Thembakazi Losi, who had been (with Sihle) a participant in SAWIP. Well done Sihle!
Sihle writes from Washington:
At the beginning of this year I was selected for the South African Washington International Program (SAWIP). Thembi (my friend) was similarly selected for this program in 2011.
Upon her passing a Thembi Losi: Leadership and Legacy Award was established which is awarded at each SAWIP Graduation Ceremony to a SAWIP graduand who most reflects symbolic qualities of Thembi’s favourite flower; Orchids. These qualities include: love, generosity, fortitude and the ability to work with others. The criteria for this award are detailed on this page.
The team and the team managers had to vote on the 9th of October for the individual whom they believed deserved this award the most.
On the 10th we had our 2014 Graduation for SAWIP. It is with great joy that I share with you that I was awarded the Thembi Losi Leadership and Legacy award. I was truly humbled and honoured to be remotely associated with her in that way.