An opportunity for activists and investigative journalists to spend a year deep-diving into one pressing social justice challenge.
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The Bertha Challenge is an opportunity for activists and investigative journalists to spend a year focussing on one pressing social justice issue.
Successful applicants receive a non-residential paid fellowship and a project budget to work independently and together to:
Investigate the causes of and solutions to the annual
Bertha Challenge question
Amplify their findings to a wider targeted audience
Connect with diverse stakeholders for information,
support and sustainable impact
IMAGE CREDITS: Smallholders Foundation, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education’s Intro to Art Activism Course, in April 2019, participants practising with various media forms, image captured by Seth Deacon, Philippi Village, and Gavin Silber.