I am a 2014/15 Faculty for the Future Fellow. The FFTF Fellowships are awarded to women scientists pursuing PhDs at leading universties worldwide, who have a proven track record of academic excellence, commitment to teaching, and active participation in faculty life and outreach programs that encourage young women into the sciences.
I am a 2014 VVLead Fellow. The fellowship is offered to emerging and established women leaders who provide unusual and sustainable solutions to pressing problems that have impeded women and girls' progress to participate fully in society and the economy.
In 2013, I was awarded an educational grant by The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund. The World Bank affiliated grants are offered to women in Southern Africa, who have a service record and demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of women and/or children in their countries or other developing countries.
After the successful completion of my MSc research, I received a grant from Nokia Research Africa awarded to support the expansion of our research on 'The Use of Digital Media to Train Low Literacy Health Workers in Lesotho.'
My PhD studies are partially funded by The Canon Collins Trust. Canon Collins Scholars in Southern Africa are selected through a highly competitive application process and recognise academic, research and leadership excellence.
I am a Finalist of the The 2012 Access Innovation Prize, under the Grassroots Technology category. This award seeks to reward the best actionable ideas on the use of information technology to promote and enable human rights and deliver social good.
In 2012, I was awarded the Google Anita Borg Memorial scholarship, a scholarship awarded by Google Inc. to female students based on their excellent academic performance, leadership experience, and passion for Computer Science.
My MSc was undertaken as a Mandela Rhodes scholar. The Mandela Rhodes scholarship is awarded to young Africans who exhibit academic prowess as well as broader leadership potential. The scholarship includes access to leadership development programmes rooted in the principles of leadership, education, entrepreneurship and reconciliation;
I am a fellow of the Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa, a program that identifies young African women with potential and passion for transformational leadership, selected according to criteria that include demonstrated leadership potential, service to their community, and commitment to women's empowerment.
Travel Grants/Conference Scholarships
I am deeply grateful to the following organisations and companies which enabled me to attend the listed academic-, women- and leadership-focused conferences and events abroad. I value the networking opportunities that were presented to me at these events, as well as the opportunities for growth, development, and mentorship. I owe a lot of credit for the person I have become and the work I do in my community to each of them.
The #DigitallyConnected Sponsorship to attend the 2014 Digitally Connected Symposium, at Harvard University, MA, USA. The symposium, co-hosted by The Berkman Center for Internet & Society and UNICEF, focused on children, youth, and digital media.
Women Deliver Youth Scholarship 2013 to attend the 2013 Women Deliver Conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Women Deliver Conference is one of the largest global gatherings of policymakers, advocates and researchers focused exclusively on women’s health and empowerment.
Internert Society Fellowship to attend the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 86 Meeting, in Orlando, FL, USA. IETF meetings are global gatherings of engineers and policymakers who voluntarily work on growing the technical and non-technical work of the internet.
ACM Women Scholarship to attend the 3rd Annual ACM Symposium on Computing for Development, in Bangalore, India. ACM DEV is an international conference for technology researchers and practitioners, who focus on using technology to foster development in developing countries.
Facebook Scholarship to attend the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, in Baltimore, MD, USA. GHC is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing.
100 Bar None Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit 2012, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. OYW an annual summit where the young leaders, backed by the One Young World Counsellors, debate and formulate solutions for the pressing issues the world faces today.
Other Academic Excellence Awards
- Telkom Lesotho Award for Best student in Computer Systems and Networks. National University of Lesotho
, September 2009.
- Standard Lesotho Bank Award for Best Student in Computer Science. National University of Lesotho
, September 2009.
- Ricmar Award for Best Student in Computer Science (Best Programmer Award). National University of Lesotho
, September 2009.
- Makeneuoe Mosala Award for best female CISCO Networking student. National University of Lesotho
, September 2008.
- Ecol Award for National Top 3 COSC Candidate. Examinations Council of Lesotho
, February 2004.