Improving the lives of children affected by HIV & AIDS

Highlights from the 2018 Egmont Annual Awards

On Wednesday, 7th March 2018, we held our 11th Annual Awards event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. Recognising the remarkable achievements of two outstanding partners of the past year, Egmont Chairman Jeremy Evans opened the evening, speaking of the impact that Egmont partners have had, and continue to have, on the lives of children affected by HIV & AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Attendees were then invited to watch the first screening of Egmont's new film, exploring the work of Vukoxa in Mozambique. Vukoxa work with grandparents in Chokwé district - an area that is still experiencing very high levels of HIV prevalence - who are caring for orphaned and vulnerable children. You can watch the film here to learn more about Vukoxa's work and the impact Egmont support has had on the lives of hundreds of families.

Award winners Augustine Wasonga and Chitalu Chishimba were recognised for two distinct achievements. Augustine accepted the award for ‘Best Performing Organisation’ on behalf of Ace Africa Kenya. Augustine was commended for the effective work and tangible results that Ace was achieving across communities in the heavily affected areas of Siaya county, western Kenya, where HIV rates have remained high for decades.

Chitalu received the award for “Most Inspirational Individual’ recognising her dedication, perseverance and success in establishing Vision of Hope, a refuge for girls living on the streets of Lusaka, Zambia. Vision of Hope provides these girls with shelter, food, the chance of an education and vocational training so that they can move away from a life on the streets - helping to reduce their chances of infection and providing them with the hope of a future.

Thanks to all who attended the Awards ceremony and celebrated Egmont’s partners’ continuing achievements and life-changing work.

Highlights from the 2017 Egmont Annual Awards

On Wednesday, 8th March 2017, we held our 10th Annual Awards event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. Recognising the remarkable achievements of two outstanding partners of the past year, Egmont Chairman Jeremy Evans opened the evening, speaking of the impact that Egmont partners have had, and continue to have, on the lives of children affected by HIV & AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

Guests saw a short film featuring the work of HIV & AIDS in the Workplace Programme (HAWIP). Based in Rumphi, northern Malawi, HAWIP is an entirely voluntary organisation run by staff from the local district hospital. Since 2007, Egmont has supported their work helping HIV+ people to access healthcare and improve their incomes, leading to healthier, happier lives for themselves and the vulnerable children in their care. 

Award winners Ruth Njihia and Florence Lutale were recognised for two distinct achievements. 

Ruth received the award for ‘Best Performing Organisation’ on behalf of the Girl Child Counselling Womens' Group (GCCWG), a highly effective organisation delivering real results in improving the lives of women and young girls in Matunda, rural Kenya. Florence received the Most Inspiring Person award for her work with the Kucetekela Foundation, identifying and caring for gifted young Zambians and helping them to access and benefit from world- class educational opportunities.

Thanks to all who came along on the evening to celebrate with Egmont's partners the life-changing work that they are continuing to achieve.

Highlights from the 2016 Egmont Annual Awards

On Wednesday, 9th March 2016, we held our Annual Awards event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.

The Awards highlight the remarkable achievements in improving the lives of those affected by HIV & AIDS that Egmont partners deliver each year. Trustee, Rory Powe, opened the evening, speaking of the impact that Egmont partners have had in sub-Saharan Africa over the last 11 years. Egmont will be increasing this support over the coming years to enable more partners to deliver their effective, sustainable and life-changing work. 

Celebrating 10 years of the Egmont Trust

Starting from just 5 small projects in Zambia and Zimbabwe in 2005, Egmont has steadily grown our portfolio of local, African-based, grassroots initiatives working to improve the lives of some of the millions of children affected by HIV & AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Today, Egmont has provided £4.7 in funding to over 160 community driven projects run by 70 different organisations and, during the last 10 years, has helped improve the lives of more than 357,000 people. This would not have been possible without the incredible and generous support of our donors. 

Programme Manager Recruitment

We are now seeking to recruit a Programme Manager, who will manage the partner reporting and accountability process, provide support to partner evaluation and development and organise/facilitate in country partner meetings. S/he will also contribute substantially to the selection of potential new partners and assessment of proposals.

The successful applicantwill have relevant experience, at management levels, in civil society initiatives in Africa, especially those linked with HIV and AIDS and have excellent communication skills both written and spoken.