11th October has been declared by the United Nations as ‘International Day of the girl’.
Women4Africa has decided to shine the spotlight on 4 exceptional individuals who are in various ways making a difference.
The youngest recipient to receive a Women4Africa recognition, there is no stopping this phenomenal young lady known as Hon Buumba Malambo. To date, her ‘Buumba Malambo Foundation for Children in Need’ has sponsored 590 kids and is still growing daily.
She was recently listed and awarded among the ‘100 Iconic Women of the World Award’ which also included the likes of Melinda Gates, Hilary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Wangai Matari to name but a few. This makes her the youngest Zambian award recipient in the world.
To see more of what Hon Buumba does in the world, visit her facebook page for updates and live videos.
Betty Makoni junior – Member & Helper ‘Girl Child Network Worldwide (GCNW)
GCNW has collected, collated and codified data from over a decade of helping over 300,000 girls in Zimbabwe and across Africa. They have since mobilised many girls in communities to challenge inequality.
Betty junior shares the passions of her Aunt, having gone through her own challenges she refuses to let it hold her back from helping other girls to ensure they have the life they deserve.
For more info about GCNW visit them on facebook
Karimah Shaw & Olivette Somasa – Founders ‘Know Your Roots’
Karimah & Olivette driven by a passion they both share founded ‘Know Your Roots’ an organisation set up to focus on educating young people of African & Caribbean descent of their history, the present and the possible future. The organisation also supports young people to become future leaders who aspire to make a difference using self-developed skills to contribute to projects in Africa and the Caribbean.
‘Know Your Roots’ holds various workshops and events for likeminded people to create awareness of what they do.
For more info, follow Know Your Roots on facebook and Instagram.