Friday, 8 November 2013

First Lady gets lifetime achievement award


Mrs. Kagame with students of Gashora Girls’ Academy at a past event. The First Lady has been hailed for her excellent work in women empowerment in Rwanda and the continent.

First Lady Jeannette Kagame, has been awarded the African Achievers Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 for her philanthropic work through the Imbuto Foundation.

Presenting the award to Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the UK, this week, the Foundation’s founder and CEO, David Ndiwanyu, hailed the First Lady for her excellent work in women empowerment in Rwanda and the continent.

A statement quotes Ndiwanyu as saying that out of 2,000 entries this year, the panel of judges determined that Mrs. Kagame deserved the honour.

While receiving the award on behalf of the First Lady at the Rwanda Mission offices in London, High Commissioner Williams Nkurunziza, thanked the foundation for the honour.

“The First Lady, H.E. Jeannette Kagame is a most deserving winner of this award. She has been and remains a passionate champion of women’s empowerment and girls’ education through the work of the Imbuto Foundation.

“She continues to sow seeds of hope by encouraging young women and girls to believe in themselves and work to better themselves, their communities and country,” Nkurunziza said.

This is the eighth edition of the African Achievers International Awards (AfIA).

Over 20 other organisations and individuals were honoured for their selfless services to their communities during this year’s award.

First Lady gets lifetime achievement award


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