My name is S'bu Msimango! *inserts South African flag as part of bio* - Cheesy I know :)
So here's my story...
I have spent the first 6 and a half years of my career honing my skills in various commercial and operational roles in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Manufacturing industries.
I'm about to embark on a new and exciting journey as an innovationist!
I have been accepted into IE University's Master in Customer Experience and Innovation (MCXI), a cutting-edge programme presented on the Madrid campus in Spain.
A core element of this programme is Design thinking, a method of designing products, services and experiences in a manner that speaks to human needs. Design thinking is at the heart of the success of brands such as Apple, GE, AirBnB, Netflix and many more!
I am making this bold switch from a traditional career path because I will be enabled to marry my experience and expertise in business/commerce with one of my deepest passions (people). The people aspect lies in the very integral human-centred design component of MCXI. Also because there is a growing need to make African businesses and institutions globally competitive. Armed with the world-class skills and knowledge obtained from the MCXI programme, I will bring these skills back to my beloved continent!
After a long gruelling journey, I am happy to have secured funding for my tuition through a mix of personal savings and a student loan.
I now need your help with contributions towards my living expenses for the approximate period of 11 months which I will spend in Madrid.
These costs will include rental for accomodation, basic furniture items and kitchen utensils, daily meals, monthly busfare, health insurance and other auxillary costs.
I would be very glad for you to contact me if you if you have insights to share or questions to ask!
Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me!