RIHANNA FOUNDATION HONOURS ZIMBA | A Zimbabwean has been honoured at the 2017 Diamond Ball, the annual gala held by the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF).
The foundation was founded by mega pop star, Rihanna. Angeline Murimirwa, CamFed’s Regional Executive Director, was honoured for her incredible work for girls education.Camfed is a non-profit organiSation dedicated to eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of females and the empowerment of young women.
Presenting the award was Clara Lionel Foundation Executive Director Justine Lucas, who stated, “When we first met Angie in Malawi this past January, we were blown away, to say the least. Angie is both a brilliant leader with an incredible vision for the future, and a warm, wonderful person.”
Receiving the award on stage, Angie said, “I accept this award on behalf of 100,000 Camfed Alumnae members. Young women who, like me, without Camfed’s financial support would never have had the chance to go to school. They are my sisters and together we are educating the next generation.”
Just this month, the alumnae association (CAMA) that Angeline helped build celebrated its 100,000th member, spanning five countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The evening also saw the announcement of an exciting new partnership between Camfed, the Clara Lionel Foundation and the bike sharing platform, ofo, to fund scholarships to send 7,500 girls to secondary school in Malawi.
This partnership will support students through school and help transition them into employment and a secure young adulthood.