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Sakina Grimwood Young Activist Award

Sakina Grimwood Young Activist Award

Personal message

Sakina Grimwood was a warrior for good. From as early as high school, she was passionate about working for a better world and was fearless in calling someone out where she felt there was injustice. From co-founding an anarchist vegan bookshop to organising protests boycotting Israeli 'settler' goods, or the 'Stand Up' activist organisation at the University of Cape Town campaigning for worker's rights. On 31 May 2019, Sakina died on Table Mountain at age 32 – see article..

We are coming together as a group of friends and family to start a memorial fund in her name, for her potential to be realised in others, even when she is no longer with us.

The Sakina Grimwood Young Activist Award, for female and female-identifying activists under 18 who lack resources to make their project a success. Awards will be made annually on Sakina's birthday (11 May), with 60% going to project funding, 20% to the school, and 20% to the activist personally.

Time frame for an INITIAL target of R10 000 (minimum for the first award): 31 August 2019. The hope is to raise R50 000 by December 2019, to enable there to be awards made over the next five years.

Each award of R10 000 (we hope to fundraise for at least five):
R6000 to the young activist's project costs. These will require invoices to be submitted before any funding is awarded
R2000 to the young activist's school.
R2000 to the activist herself as prize money.

The aim of the award is to enable the beneficiary (young female activist from a less-resourced background) to get access to some initial funding to be able to realise their cause/ project. Additional aims are to incentivize many other under 18-year-olds to act towards the greater good of the world and incentivize schools to support this.

The funds will go to a bank account set up for the cause. The bank account will be administered by Zahira Grimwood (sister), Ashraf Grimwood (uncle), Tabitha Paine (close friend) and Simon Mayson (close friend).

Donations

  • Oct 14, 2019 - USD $ 213.49
  • "Thank you for being you, Sakina. And Thank you for setting this up." - Dan

  • Sep 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing the Grimwood family much love and light always." - Nikki Soboil

  • Aug 22, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "To always keep making up new songs at every protest." - Carina

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 1 336.66
  • "Remembering Sakina’s vision and voice through the actions of others – a poignant tribute to an inspiring individual - as we also hold Sakina's dear family in our thoughts." - Anonymous

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "To the light you left us all. " - Sergio

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Victory to Lila - the Dark Dakini ! JAI MA XXX" - Mrslove

  • Aug 15, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "In honour of Sakina" - Anonymous

  • Aug 15, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "In honour of everything you did to help others. Rest in peace." - Calvin

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 359.87
  • "Such a powerful way to continue an important legacy, may she Rest In Peace. " - Sydelle Willow Smith

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "A better world will have more Sakinas!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 1 850.76
  • "Sakina - Tender-hearted - Courageous Warrior Woman –So Inspired by your life and Heartsore at your passing" - Paul

  • Aug 13, 2019 - USD $ 103.13
  • "With love and deepest honouring of your souls journey." - Rhianne

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "To honour Sakina's dreams. Aluta Continua!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "In support of beautiful young activists" - Kelly, Leigh-Ann and Thato

  • Aug 10, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "..." - Anonymous

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "We all hope to leave a legacy." - M

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "I met Sakina twice, and shortly each time, but seeing the impact she has had on all of your lives I can see how loved she was and how much you all loved and respected her. Amazing." - Brett

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "May your light shine bright still" - GG

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "This is a wonderful and fitting initiative to remember Sakina " - Di Cooper

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "My beloved niece, love you always" - Soelaylah

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "With massive love for Sakina and her fight for social and environmental justice. " - Allison

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "We are so proud of all that you have accomplished, we stand tall on your shoulders. <3" - Thandi

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "xxx" - Ali

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I never met you, but I believe in what you lived and worked for." - Aparna

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "For my Sakina, I am because you are" - Zahira

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You always showed kindness, something clear enough even to those who didn't know you closely. " - Ross

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Through difficult and joyous times, your power remains" - T

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "-" - Anonymous

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "In solidarity" - Anonymous

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "For your courage and commitment. May your memory live on." - Maya

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "To keep alive the passion" - Louis

  • Aug 08, 2019 - USD $ 66.37
  • "in memoriam. it was an honour to have you as a classmate" - Jen

  • Aug 08, 2019 - USD $ 34.91
  • "In memory of happy times with Sakina" - Anonymous

  • Aug 08, 2019 - USD $ 69.82
  • "<3" - Kamil

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Here's to remembering a beautiful friend. " - RL

  • Aug 08, 2019 - USD $ 139.64
  • "Your voice was so powerful. I hope this helps someone like you. " - Matt

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "May this be a fitting legacy for Sakina Grimwood" - Sharon

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you..." - Ian

  • Aug 08, 2019 - USD $ 69.82
  • "in memory" - Jared

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • ""Build someone up. Remind them they're worthy. Be light in a too often dim world." Thank you, Sakina, for the reminder. " - Simon

  • Aug 07, 2019 - USD $ 21.13
  • "In memory and in action" - Natasha

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "For Sakina." - Muz

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "In loving memory of Sakina and the values she stood for in all her years. " - Anonymous

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "May this fund support young activists of whom Sakina would have been proud" - Tara Weinberg

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 1 522.50
  • "For Sakina's legacy of working towards creating a more just and sustainable world <3" - Lara Sierra Rubia

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 42 461.64

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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On 31 July 2019, Sakina Grimwood died on Table Mountain at age 32.  We are coming together as a group of friends and family to start a memorial fund in her name, for her potential to be realised in others, even when she is no longer with us.