Fees Must Fall activist wins international award for role in landmark protests

Fees Must Fall activist wins international award for role in landmark protests

While most of the #FeesMustFall movement is associated with violence and chaos, there were protests that weren't violent in nature. Fasihah Hassan organised movements that were non-violent and her efforts won her an international award.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

Fasihah Hassan is a law student from the prestigious Wits University. She was part of the student leadership at the university between 2015 and 2017, as reported by eNCA.

Fasihah played a leading role in the #FeesMustFall movement but did so with dignity and grace. She did not want the voices of students to be heard through violent acts.

PAY ATTENTION: Save mobile data with FreeBasics: Briefly is now available on the app

For her role during these protests, Fasisah was awarded the Norwegian Student Peace Prize. She is admired for embarking on the movement to help students get equal access to education without the need for chaos.

Fasisah, who is greatly admired by her peers, said she was truly honoured to be awarded.

READ ALSO: Security guard graduates with LLB degree and leaves tweeps inspired

Do you have a beautiful or inspiring story to tell us? Message us on our Facebook page and we could share your story.

Learn some African Proverbs and Their Meanings from this video and take a look at what else is happening on Briefly South Africa's YouTube channel.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
What has Ramaphosa achieved in 9 months? A mixed bag, say commentators

Progress or none? Commentators discuss Ramaphosa’s 9 months in office

What has Ramaphosa achieved in 9 months? A mixed bag, say commentators
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel