Call for Application
Who can apply?
All African Fashion Students and Designers are invited to create and share designs to deliver strong and influential messages to raise awareness about Infertility Prevention, Breaking Infertility stigma, and/or Empowering Girls and Women through Education.
Last Date of Submission - 30th August 2021
How to Apply?
Please share your original sketches as attachment(s) on: email@example.com
The subject line of the mail should mention: Merck Foundation FASHION AWARDS “More Than a Mother” 2021
Please specify your Name, Country, Institution Name, and Contact details in the mail.
Merck Foundation Fashion Awards "More Than a Mother" Committee:
The committee is formed to select the winners in an unbiased manner, based on evaluating the practicality of including clear and simple messages to sensitize the communities about breaking the stigma of infertility and/or empowering women & girls through education, in each design in line with the objectives of the Merck Foundation More Than a Mother campaign to raise awareness within the communities.
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej
CEO of Merck Foundation and
President of Merck Foundation More than a Mother
Merck Foundation Program Senior Director
Merck Foundation Communication Manager
Kanaga Janani Chandrasekaran
Merck Foundation Community Awareness Coordinator
Merck Foundation Communication and Community Awareness Manager
Winners will be notified personally via email, followed by a press release for public announcement and on the Merck Foundation and partners website and social media channels.
Fashion Students from Fashion institutes and colleges were invited to create a design with the aim to deliver strong and influential messages to empower infertile women and say, “No to Infertility Stigma”.
Fashion is a powerful tool to empower women and it is a rising industry in Africa, which attracts and involved a huge number of young talents in Africa who we can leverage to realize our vision.
In 2019, we have announced the winners of the Fashion awards of Zambia and Ghana in partnership with Zambia Fashion week and the Accra Technical Institute and College of Creative Design of Ghana in addition to the First ladies of Ghana and Zambia.
Watch the Video – Merck More Than a Mother Fashion Award winners 2019, Ghana
The call for application for the ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Fashion Award was announced during the Merck More than a Mother Media training in each country and through the website and social media of each partner. The call for application was also announced through Merck Foundation social media and through a public press release.
Ghana Fashion Award winners were announced during Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Ghana while the Zambia Fashion Award winners were announced during the Zambia Fashion week, both in October 2019!
The Merck Foundation Fashion Awards Committee has selected the winners based on how strong and effective the community awareness messages included in each design which is the main purpose of the campaign.
Winners of Merck More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2019, Ghana
Click here to view the winners and their designs.
Ms. Kasonde Nkole, First Winner with the Model exhibiting outfit designed by her during the Zambia Fashion Week
Ms. Varinder Kaur Virdy , Second Winner with the Model exhibiting outfit designed by her during the Zambia Fashion Week, 2019