Willowmore OWLAG learner appears on national television
WILLOWMORE — Lee-ronique Hannies (14) recently appeared on various news broadcasts to talk about Universal Children’s Day.
Lee-ronique, a Model United Nations participant, entered a UNICEF writing competition centred on children’s rights in South Africa and the issues they face. Lee-ronique placed second overall in the competition.
As a result, Lee-ronique was contacted by the South African Institute of International Affairs to inform her that she had been chosen by UNICEF to be their local spokesperson on Universal Children’s Day.
Part and parcel of this opportunity was the chance to appear on national television. Lee-ronique was invited for an interview on ETV Sunrise as well as SABC Morning Live with Leanne Manas.
In both interviews, Lee-ronique shared her views on children’s rights and the struggles they face in South Africa daily. She described this as an incredible experience which she is honoured to have been chosen to represent so many children at just 13-years-old.
She is excited to have been able to bring awareness to Universal Children’s Day and admits that although she was nervous, she managed to perform well none the less.
Lee-roniques parents, family, friend, as well as the community of Willowmore as a whole, are all incredibly proud of the positive impact she is making and the young lady she is becoming. Willowmore’s Lee-ronique Hannies (14) recently appeared on various news broadcasts to talk about Universal Children’s Day.