South African Activist and content creator Amonge Sinxoto picked for a part in the Renaissance Awards film

By CityLIfe Arts Writer

Amonge Sinxoto, 20, founder of Blackboard Africa has been using her platform and voice for youth and social change. She has been chosen by Eco-Age to be part of The Renaissance Awards film and be a recipient of the prestigious Renaissance Award for Socially Just. 

Eco-Age revealed the first presenters that will appear in the inaugural edition of the Renaissance Awards film. The names include legendary musician, co-founder and Chairman of We Are Family Foundation Nile Rodgers, Oscar winner Colin Firth and model and activist Gisele Bundchen. 

The film will tell the stories of young leaders who are not just talking about global issues but are creating and implementing solutions. Sinxoto is part of the young thought leaders and is receiving an award and recognised under the category, Socially Just.

The solution-oriented Sinxoto is excited to be part of leading change-makers:I am so honoured to be a recipient of this award amongst other incredible young change-makers. This award is an amazing platform to highlight and amplify the work of such young people and I’m so excited to be a part of it. It’s so affirming to know that massive entities are recognising the importance of the work we are doing by upskilling young Africans. My only hope is that we are able to collaborate further to multiply the impact that programs like these are having on children’s lives,’ she says. 

The ground-breaking movie by Grammy-nominated director Giorgio Testi, will see the  celebrities appear inside the iconic museum Palazzo Vecchio with the use of augmented 

reality – recreating Florence of the 14th century with the iconic Renaissance art animated  for the first time in history.  

‘Passing the microphone to young activists is one of the most important things that we can do  right now,’ says actor and Eco-Age producer Colin Firth, ‘To do that from the cradle of the first  Renaissance is particularly symbolic. This is not us giving our blessing, it is our recognition  that young activists are the driving force of empowerment. We owe them a debt and heavy  recognition.’ 

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