In November 2017 UNHCR launched the LuQuLuQu campaign; a collaborative effort with prominent African personalities and companies to promote the principles and values of sharing responsibility for one another, and sharing resources, in support of the displaced people in Africa.
The term “LuQuLuQu” draws on the Africa philosophy of “Ubuntu”, “Ujamaa”, or “yi bi ma” – the spirit of sharing resources and caring for one another. It is a borderless movement that aims to redefine a better way of giving and involve for the first time on a global level, individuals to recreate the narrative of the African refugee.
Find out more about the campaign and how you can join the global community here. You can learn about some of our LuQuLuQu High Profile Supporters below.
Former beauty queen and media influencer Pinky Ghelani was made a UNHCR LuQuLuQu High Profile Supporter in 2017. Pinky visited Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and met displaced people looking to give their skills and talents to the global community. © UNHCR
Mercy Masika is a musical artist known for her gospel and faith-based music. In 2017, Mercy was made a UNHCR LuQuLuqu High Profile Supporter and visited Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. She spoke to women who had overcome great trauma and visited children in a local school. © UNHCR
Anatii is a record producer and musician. Anatii was made a UNHCR LuQuLuQu High Profile Supporter in 2017 and attended the launch of the campaign in Johannesburg. © UNHCR
Leanne Manas is an award-winning TV and Radio presenter, who is the face of South African breakfast TV, having anchored SABC 2's, Morning Live for over 10 years. Driven by her passion for her birthplace, Leanne strives to embrace and promote African heritage, culture and all that is new from the continent. She was made a UNHCR LuQuLuQu High Profile Supporter in 2017. © UNHCR
Actress and television personality Nomzamo Mbatha was made a UNHCR LuQuLuQu High Profile Supporter in 2017. A prominent advocate for the empowerment of women, Nomzamo has publicly addressed issues regarding the security of women and has spoken at events during women's month to inspire girls to focus on their strengths © UNHCR
Award-winning journalist Ancillar Mangena was made a UNHCR LuQuLuQu High Profile Supporter in 2017. Having graduated from the University of Johannesburg with honours in Journalism in 2014, Ancillar is already making a name for herself with her fearless approach to covering social issues in Forbes Africa.
Outside of journalism, Ancillar co-runs a reusable sanitary pads company that helps keep girls in school. She was also named as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and performs her duties accordingly.