- At 23 years old, Musa Saurombe became Africa's youngest PhD graduate last year
- The Institute of People Management has now named her its Youth Leader of the Year
- Dr Saurombe is heavily involved in motivational talks to inspire the youth
Africa's youngest PhD graduate, Dr Musa Saurombe, has been named Youth Leader of the Year 2018/19.
As Briefly.co.za reported, Saurombe obtained a PhD in Industrial Psychology from the North West University last year at the age of 23.
On Tuesday this week, the Institute of People Management (IPM) awarded her its Youth Leader of the Year title in her field, News24 reports.
The IPM is a membership organisation for professionals in the human resource and industrial psychology fields. It held the awards ceremony at a hotel in Polokwane, Limpopo.
A delighted Saurombe, now aged 24, shared photos of the occasion on her Facebook page. She wrote:
What an honour. My first time in Limpopo has been phenomenal! The smiles on my face give my revelry away.
IPM's CEO, Dr Jerry Gule, praised Saurombe for the massive influence she has on youths through her motivational talks.
Saurombe said receiving such a high honour is a humbling experience that gives her a chance to be an example to others:
It is really surreal because it is a great responsibility. I take it with great humility and responsibility because it is important for me to live a certain way.
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