Those Making a Difference in Africa, Let Them Shine!
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‘Beyond Zero Campaign’
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The Beyond Zero campaign aims to address Kenya’s high maternal and child mortality, as well as HIV related conditions, especially Mother to Child HIV transmission. It aims to create a new momentum for action to end preventable deaths among mothers and children to beyond zero and giving new impetus to prevention of mother to child
 transmission of HIV. The First Lady participated in the 2014 London Marathon in order to leverage on the global platform provided by the Marathon to raise visibility for maternal and child health issues and mobilize resources to support this cause. As a precursor to this event, the First Lady launched and sponsored the inaugural First Lady’s Half Marathon. The two events created awareness and raised funds for provision of mobile clinics, incubators, point of care diagnostic kits for early infants, diagnostics for HIV and oxygen concentrators across the country.
West African Aviation Solutions Proposal
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Patricia Mawuli is among the youngest pilots in the west African nation of Ghana. And she’s also the country’s first female pilot. Patricia is also a volunteer pilot engineer for Medicine on the move. Medicine on the move is responsible for taking health education into rural parts of Ghana. Many communities don’t have road access easily
and they try to give them health education by air. When she fly over these communities that are so deprived, inaccessible, Patricia feel something inside her because she always believe that the future is not about her, it’s not about her family, it’s not about today’s generation. She believes they are the future generations. And those children who have bright eyes, who have great potential. She believes should be given those opportunities so that one day they can become the future leaders of her country.
 Kliptown Youth Programme
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As executive director of KYP, Thulani Madondo is involved in every aspect of this extracurricular support programme, from making sure every child gets a hearty breakfast to overseeing their after-school homework tutoring and skills training. Growing up and staying focused was not easy for Madondo, who was raised by his mother in a one-
-room shack that he shared with his seven siblings. He uses his own life as a living example for those from similar backgrounds, highlighting the possibilities open to those who focus on their education. After matric he gained access to youth development programmes that shaped his understanding of how strong democracies need active citizens.
In 2012 Madondo was chosen as one of 10 CNN Heroes from a pool of 45 000 hopefuls. He is the first South African to win this accolade and was the only African representative that year.
Sero Lease and Finance Ltd (SELFINA)
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Victoria Kisyombe is a leader who has used innovation, initiative, and determination to empower women in Tanzania to become economically self-sufficient, focusing especially on women who are heading families after being widowed by the rapidly spreading scourge of HIV/AIDS. Given women’s lack of collateral and resulting lack of
 access to capital, Victoria also began piloting micro-leasing as a solution. She changed the criteria of eligibility to enable women with no assets and little business experience to engage in commercial activities to support themselves and their families. The ability to generate cash flow, rather than collateral, became the factor that determined whether an applicant would be considered. Victoria was profiled by the World Bank in 2007 – Doing Business in Africa; she is an alumnus of Vital Voices. She is one of the winners of the 2009 TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards.
Women Across Borders
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At the age of 17 Kave Bulambo fled the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, spending a year in refugee camps before crossing into South Africa. Unperturbed, she finished high school and received a scholarship allowing her to study for a degree in Psychology at Harvard University. She returned to South Africa and,
despite struggling to get permanent residence, considers herself unaffected by her refugee status. In 2008 she realised others weren't as lucky and founded the non-profit Women Across Borders, offering social support and English literacy skills to female refugees. During the day she is a training and assessment officer at Gold Peer Education, where she is involved in the implementation of youth leadership programmes. Women Across Borders' mission is to advance the rights of refugee women in South Africa by maximizing their access to economic resources, education and capacity building.
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Forum for Community Change and Development FOFCOD envisions a new generation of productive and self-reliant south Sudanese who can ably participate in community development programmes to meet their needs and those of other disadvantaged groups. Forum for Community Change and Development (FOFCOD) is an organization dedicated to the
needs of Southern Sudanese young women and Girls. In 2009 a group of innovative women and Youth formed Forum for Community Change and Development (FOFCOD).  Since then, the organization has grown into a broader Youth (girl) movement that is committed to contributing to the national development through programs of Human rights, Democracy, Conflict resolution, health, Education Livelihoods and food security, Entrepreneurship, peace and justice in South Sudan
 Paediatric Aids Treatment for Africa (Pata)
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Dr Daniella Mark enjoyed a privileged upbringing — but her 24-month internship as a neuropsychologist at Groote Schuur Hospital opened her eyes to the healthcare issues facing poorer communities, inspiring her to apply for a job at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. There she spent seven years learning as much as she could about HIV, before
joining Pata in May 2012. It was a life-changing move. Pata’s main goal is to promote and facilitate improved healthcare for HIV-infected children and their families in Africa. Since her arrival 33-year-old Mark has launched several new initiatives, from the Pata Child-Friendly Clinic Initiative to uplifting paediatric HIV clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s thanks to these programmes that three South African clinics have benefited from grants enabling them to create child-friendly spaces. Concerned about the needs of frontline healthcare workers, Mark launched an advocacy portfolio that strives to make health system policies more inclusive by taking into account the workers’ experiences and needs.
 Positive Women
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Positive Women is an innovative, forward thinking charity set up to empower women and children across Africa, starting with Swaziland. The work focuses on supporting communities to change their own lives and circumstances, to alleviate poverty and
make significant social change.Kathryn has been involved in human
rights campaigning and International development management for over nine years. Her experience includes: Executive Director of The GREAT Initiative – a gender rights charity, CEO of Pump Aid- a water and sanitation NGO working in Zimbabwe, Liberia and Malawi, running an innovative campaign called “Live Below the Line” for the Global Poverty Project, leading campaigning NGO Action for southern Africa and working as International Development Director for Global Ethics.
Kathryn has won a number of awards including: the Sheila McKechnie conflict resolution award for her campaigning work on democracy in Zimbabwe and an UNTLD award for Social entrepreneurs.
 Positive Women
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Positive Women is an innovative, forward thinking charity set up to empower women and children across Africa, starting with Swaziland. The work focuses on supporting communities to change their own lives and circumstances, to alleviate poverty and make significant social change. Siphiwe is a long standing campaigner, activist
change maker. In 1999, as a married 40-year-old looking to continue her education in agricultural economics, Siphiwe Hlophe discovered she was HIV positive. As a result, her husband left her and she lost an academic scholarship, but she reacted by co-founding an organization in 2001 called Swazis for Positive Living (Swapol), which aims to fight gender discrimination related to HIV/Aids and help other HIV/Aids victims. In 2007 Siphiwe was nominated for and won, the Index on Censorship award by RT Hon David Blunkett. Siphiwe has been an activist all of her life fighting for equality and justice. She is an amazingly courageous woman who has made an incredible difference to the lives of women and people living with HIV.
Goodwill Ambassador 
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Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata was appointed WHO’s Goodwill Ambassador against Gender-based Violence from October 2012 to October 2014. She  is one of the most recognized Zambian specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology and she has practiced as a physician at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka for more than 25 years,
and lectured for the past 15 years at the University of Zambia School of Medicine – the country’s only medical school. Dr Kaseba-Sata has also acted as chairperson of the Forum of African First Ladies against cervical and breast cancer. She has broad experience in the area of sexual and reproductive health, from sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, to family planning, comprehensive abortion care, malaria in pregnancy, emergency obstetrics and newborn care. She is a committed advocate to improving maternal and newborn health and addressing issues around gender-based violence. Homosexuality is a crime in Zambia. The country’s tabloids have recently taken to outing suspected gay men, who then face harassment in their neighborhoods. In Zambia, even speaking of being gay can be dangerous. Recently an extraordinary thing happened; an event so unexpected LGBT activists all over Africa are calling it “a miracle.” At a reception hosted by UNAIDS in Lasaka, Zambia’s capitol, Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata called for an end to discrimination against sexual minorities.
Her Chance to Be Foundation
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Maletsabisa is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town (UCT), specialising in ICT for Development, as a Canon Collins Scholar, conducting research in ICT for Health Education. She holds a B.Eng degree in Computer Systems and Networks from the National University of Lesotho (NUL), and an M.Sc in Computer Science from UCT,
obtained as a Mandela Rhodes scholar and a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar.Maletsabisa is a MMMF grantee, Vital Voices Fellow, a One Young World Ambassador and a fellow of the Moremi Initiative for Women`s Leadership in Africa. She is passionate about the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in empowering communities (especially women and youth), and in promoting health and education. Her Chance to Be Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is committed to improving the lives of women and girl children in Lesotho: focusing on health, education, agriculture, women’s rights, livelihood, and technology; prioritising the needs of women and girls whose lives are threatened or confined by poverty, cultural disparities, illiteracy or geographic location; thereby giving them a chance to be free and fulfilled women - a chance to dream, a chance to develop, a chance to make a difference in their own communities.
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Madame Pohamba runs a project to support the construction and furnishing of maternal/birthing shelters in Namibia. Maternity/birthing shelters are one of the strategies that bridge the geographical gap for women living far from health facilities. These shelters allow them to access quality maternal and new-born care by bringing them closer to health
facilities thus avoiding complications during pregnancy, child birth and postpartum period.Through her determination and hard work Madame Pohamba,  managed to secure funding from the Programme for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PARMaCM). A partnership between Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), European Union (EU) and World Health Organisation (WHO) was initiated to reverse the increasing trend of maternal and child mortality in Namibia. The Programme was launched in February 2013 with a total budget of 10 million Euro for the period 2013-2016. Some of the key activities of PARMaCM are to support the construction and equipment of Maternity/birthing shelters as part of strengthening the health system to respond to the maternal and child health needs in the country.

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Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the umbrella movement of all youth in Africa, independent of governments, parties or intergovernmental organisations. OAYouth was formed in August 2009 as a direct result of the entry into force of the African Youth Charter adopted by the General assembly of Heads of States of the African Union in 2006.
OAYouth was the first NGO to adopt this charter and pursue its objectives practically. Pursuant to the African Youth Charter, OAYouth identifies youth as African young people of between 15 and 35. The Organisation of African Youth has established itself in 35 countries in Africa over the past 2 years as a component of national consultation in the affairs of youth development and nation building. We have had our members representing governments of their respective countries at international summits. This has endorsed us truly empowering tomorrow's leaders today.
West Africa
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Medicine on the Move (MoM) improves lives of West Africans through community-based healthcare education (Ghana)
In West Africa, many communities are remote and can be difficult to access.  Villagers may have to travel long distances to reach professional clinics.  In the absence of trained health professionals,
many utilize traditional remedies -- not all of which are reliable and some of which may result in further complications or infections.  Consequently, many preventable morbidities and mortalities occur on a regular basis. MoM's mission is to empower villagers to improve the health of their community members through extensive healthcare training and provision of healthcare-related material by aerial supply.
Our mission is to improve the lives of West Africans by providing healthcare education and regular medical services to rural communities in Ghana
H.E.Dr.Ambassador TAL EDGARS

GBSH Consult
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GBSH Consult has lead a programme of interventions to drive Africa’s transformation towards a knowledge-based economy. Innovation and foresight being our watchwords. Our innovative agenda on education and skills aims to provide the latest
health facilities. These shelters allow them to access quality maternal and new-born care by
bringing them closer to health facilities thus avoidingOur innovations and strategies critically review existing and new ideas, strategic perspectives and frameworks on education through relevant analyses and case studies. It explores the distinctive array of social benefits of different programmes and interventions and related evidence of return on investment. We believe our value-added is on conceptualizing and describing innovative, plausible, scalable, compelling and high-impact solutions that will provide access to education, strengthen educational quality, improve workers’ skills and increase equity – across income level, gender and other demographic subgroups.
Tako Charity Organization
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Tako Charity Organization operates on the motive 'Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.' The Charity provides kayayei (unskilled female porters) with vocational skills training. Professionals in the fields of hairdressing, catering, tailoring and shop management volunteer to teach the girls practically in
in their specific fields. The girls choose which field they would like to attain skills in. Classes are held 5 days a week for 4-6hours. And the timetable for classes is structured specially to enable them to still do their current work to attain money. The vocational skills cours lasts for 6 months, and they are examined at the end. Upon passing this examination the girls are presented with tools needed for the trade thy studied (tailors receive sewing machines, caterers receive cooking utensils etc.) and capital money. These women are then sent back to their rural hometowns and are set up with their own small businesses. This is so that they can prevent more young people from leaving their towns for the city and help develop their hometowns.
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CIYOTA is a unique organization because it was started within the community, and has gained a strong trust from the community. The founders have experienced the challenges of the community as intimately as anyone else, as they are members of the community. The trust the community provides CIYOTA
is only possible when those who are doing the work are from the community where the work is being done, and has allowed CIYOTA to achieve what they have achieved so far. CIYOTA frequently engages the community. The Hostels have seen 300 children go through secondary and the first class of four students to graduate from the hostels received Master Card scholarships to attend world class universities such as University of Rochester among others. CIYOTA students receive leadership and entrepreneurial skills which they have in turn used to start their own initiatives.
The school has been a family for these children to grow. The founders have received world recognition such Echoing green, Desmond Tutu fellowship, Global Citizens award and the Anzisha.
Prison Fellowship South Africa
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The main focus of Prison Fellowship South Africa is to bring about restoration of relationships after crime occurred, closure to victims as they will get the opportunity to have a "victim offender dialogue" with the offender that violated them. We present restorative justice programs in our correction centres and assist communities with such
programs. Restorative Justice is concerned about needs and rolls, Restorative justice seeks to heal people and relationships damaged by crime. Restorative Justice is concerned about the children who are innocent victims due to the wrong choices their parents made, we want to break the vicious circle of crime in the lives of those children. We arrange Angel Tree days where we arrange with the authorities to get the children to spend a day with the mothers who are incarcerated so that they can bond again and build a relationship, the one hour visit a month is not enough for this. We assist communities and victims affected by crime, to get them to a point of forgiveness as forgiveness set them free from the emotional prison they are in and forgiveness brings about healing.
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Philanthropic Business of the Year

Philanthropic Business of the Year
Safaricom Limited directly sponsors community activities, projects and events that make positive transformations in the lives of Kenyans. The mission of the Safaricom Foundation is to build communities and demonstrably transform lives

The Foundation’s work is underpinned by the following core principles:
Economically empowering, Sustainable, Able to leverage mobile technology, Gender sensitive, Rights based and Results focused.
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