MALAWI’S RACHEL SIBANDE PICKS UP YOUNG VISIONARY LEADER AWARD AT WORLD YOUTH FORUM

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mHub Founder Rachel Sibande receiving award from President Abdel Fattah Elsisi of Egypt

Rachel Sibande, the founder of mHub Malawi’s first-ever technology incubator for startups with a special focus on building young technology entrepreneurs through training, skills development and mentorship, is one of 14 entrepeneurs honored by His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Elsisi of Egypt, as a “young visionary leader of the world” during the closing ceremony of the World Youth Forum  for her remarkable contribution in Technology.

Rachel, 31, founded mHub in November 2013  as the first technology incubation hub to nurture young technology enthusiasts with technical skills and entrepreneurship. Its software development unit enables young Malawians to advocate for the development of local technology while building a vibrant community of entrepreneurs who have the passion and motivation to provide solutions to the challenges Malawi and Africa as a whole, faces. Continue reading

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ANNA CHIFUNGULA – THE REAL WONDER WOMAN!

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Dr. Anna Chifungula GCDS

She is Zambia’s first female Auditor General and known for being the woman who held down one of the fundamental constitutional offices of the Republic – the Auditor General’s office. Meet a real-life hero, now referred to as Grand Commander of Distinguished Service, 1st division, the Republic of Zambia, Anna Chifungula GCDS.

The title of Grand Commander of Distinguished Service was conferred on her by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr Edgar Lungu and decorated by His Excellency the President of Botswana Mr Ian Khama, during this year’s Independence Celebrations on 24th October, in recognition of non-political Zambian heroes.

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MEET DR MUMBA CHALWE, ZAMBIA’S FIRST FEMALE UROLOGIST.

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Dr Mumba Chalwe

She is Zambia’s first female Urologist and we had the pleasure of profiling her incredible story to inspire women and girls across Zambia and Africa about the endless possibilities that are available to achieve and excel at.

Here is the exciting Q and A interview. Hope you are inspired by it as much as we are.

Que… What is your full name?

Ans… MUMBA CHALWE

Que… Where were you born and tell us a bit about yourself?

Ans… Born Kitwe in Wusakile mine hospital  Copperbelt, I’m  a mother of two boys, an aspiring writer currently I blog in my spare time.

Que… Name three individuals who are your role models and why?

Ans… Mr MP chalwe, my dad: from a tender age he instilled values and virtues that I use even today. Honesty, integrity, perseverance and hard work

Linda kasonde the first female president of LAZ- she embodies power and grace at a level I aspire to reach as a pioneer she is a beacon and her firm stance on her core beliefs just pushes me to be better.

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#eSkills4Girls LAUNCHED IN ZAMBIA

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Girls pose for a group photo with guest of honour Bernadette Deka

80 girls aged 15-24 years old were brought together by Asikana Network to acquire basic ICT skills with support from eSkills4Girls , an initiative aimed at tackling the existing gender digital divide particularly in low income and developing countries with a goal to globally increase the access of women and girls to the digital world.

Asikana Network provides free training in marketable ICT skills, exposure to emerging technologies, mentorship and career progression opportunities primarily to girls in high school, in college and young professionals. Working in collaboration with its local partner Lubuto Library  Asikana brought the girls together at the University of Zambia, Department of Computer Science labs in a week that coincides with Africa Code Week workshops in 35 countries across Africa. 

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#METOO! THE HASHTAG EMPOWERING WOMEN TO CALL OUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT!

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Thousands of women around the world have flooded social media with personal stories  of sexual assault and harassment using the hashtag #MeToo. More than 38,000 women have detailed experiences of violations they have suffered at the hands of men.

The Hashtag which was originally started on Twitter by a lady named Tarana Burke, was picked up by popular celebrities such as American actress Alyssa Milano and UK’s Labour MP Stella Creasy  and has since drawn attention to just how widespread and frequent sexual harassment happens.

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VIDEO – LIEUTENANT THOKOZILE MUWAMBA, ZAMBIA’S FIRST FEMALE FIGHTER PILOT

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24 year old Zambia Air force Lieutenant, Thokozile Muwamba is Zambia’s youngest and first female Fighter Pilot, Watch her story in this short video originally shot and aired by BBC AFRICA