We made a promise to South Africa and the work is continuing! We're excited to share that the first fellows have been chosen to participate in the year-long Global Citizen Fellowship Program in partnership with BeyGOOD. The curriculum is designed to equip fellows with the skills and tools they need to thrive during their time with Global Citizen and beyond. The fellowships are aligned to Global Citizen's four pillars of activity (respectively): creative, campaigns, rewards, and marketing.

The inaugural class of future change agents includes:

Cathy Mahloama
Darnelle Fortune
Itumeleng Latsoalo
Lonwabo Nkonzo
Mathew Bergsteedt
Noxolo Gigaba
Pamela Yoli
Sasha Middleton
Thando Mazibuko
Trudy Masha

Throughout the next year, these fellows will work within the Global Citizen Africa team, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In September, four fellows (based on merit) will travel to experience the Global Citizen Festival New York 2019.

Watch the video below to see the inaugural class of fellows' reactions and what they're looking forward to from the experience.