Rebecca Sleegers A Talented Advocate

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Gati Jesse

Published on September 15, 2023

Rebecca Sleegers An Embodiment Of Change

Rebecca Sleegers a name that evokes talent, perseverance, and a strong desire to transform the world. Rebecca’s path is a testament to the power of passion, knowledge, and the pursuit of a life led by purpose.

Rebecca was born and part raised in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. She is a shining example of what can be accomplished today with unwavering determination.

At a young age, Rebecca embarked on a life-changing journey that would eventually lead her to Germany. Settling in Münster, she began to carve her path in a foreign land, not only adapting to a new culture but thriving in it. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of embracing new horizons.

Rebecca Sleegers is a complex person in her line of work. She has a Master’s degree in Business Communication and Media Management in addition to being a gifted performer. Her adaptability and dedication to lifelong learning are demonstrated by the distinctive combination of abilities she possesses.

She worked  for the state parliament in West Germany in the area of press and communications for the cabinet in the NRW state parliament.

Also, she had an honorary office which is politically as well as socially oriented. But her focus is on Africa and she want to have a bigger impact for the African unification and especially for the young people in film media and culture.

Rebecca has a diploma in acting, a bachelor and master’s degree, and has worked in several firms in Germany, Ghana, and Los Angeles. 
As well as at large media corporations, different start ups and for two years she was on the board of ARE. An association with over 200 members active globally and partnerships with key institutions, specially in Africa. ARE enables effective B2B and B2Finance matchmaking with experts from the off-grid renewable energy sector.


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But Rebecca’s journey doesn’t stop at her professional achievements. Her commitment to social causes is deeply inspiring. She champions the rights and voices of People of Color (POC) and individuals of African origin. In an era where movements like Black Lives Matter have brought critical issues to the forefront, Rebecca stands as a vocal advocate for change.

She discovered her heart for social commitment on the continent of her home country at a very early age. In 2007, she was in Sumbawanga for a project in the north and volunteered at an elementary school for 3 months.
Her path led her to Zanzibar.

In 2011 she was in Mombasa for 6 weeks and worked with young women who became unintentionally pregnant at a very early age.
There she gave PC lessons, English Math and felt the needs of the young women.
„Children are our future and especially in Africa it is important to give all children a chance, no matter how they came into the world,“ says Rebecca.

In 2014, her path took her back to Kenya, but this time to Kakuma, to the largest refugee camp in Kakuma. She saw how the UN was trying to help on the ground, but wasn’t really present. Through a private association she came to the camp and knew, I have to study to be able to change something politically. Because all the refugees, especially from South Sudan, have had traumatic experiences during their flight.
In 2017 she went to Ethiopia with her family and showed her commitment to one of the largest private children’s homes there, raising money privately and working with the children on site.
Rebecca is also committed to Ghana with her 2020 shoe project. During the 2020 lockdown, she spent 1 year collecting shoes. In the end, these ended up at the children’s home with other donations in Osu.

What sets Rebecca apart is her firsthand experience and extensive travels. She has explored the diverse landscapes and cultures of Africa, from the bustling cities of the Ivory Coast to the vibrant streets of Ghana, the stunning beauty of Cape Town, and the serene landscapes of Namibia. These journeys have not only broadened her horizons but have also fueled her determination to make a lasting impact on the continent she holds dear.

Rebecca Sleegers traveled to Morocco, received a baptism in Zimbabwe, and worked with solar energy in Senegal.
But there are other countries in Africa that Rebecca would like to see.
To broaden her horizons she has also traveled extensively in Dubai, Asia, parts of the USA and Europe.
But Africa is and remains her focus.
„There are so many dream destinations in Africa that need to be traveled to, also to create an impact and change the narrative about Africa.“

Rebecca Sleegers is a beacon of hope and inspiration for aspiring individuals everywhere. Her journey from Ethiopia to Germany, her dedication to her craft, her commitment to social justice, and her love for Africa are all qualities that make her a remarkable figure. She serves as a reminder that one person can indeed make a significant difference in the world.

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