Improving the lives of children affected by HIV & AIDS

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. 

Guests saw a short film featuring the work of Meninos in Mozambique, rehabilitating young people living on the street and providing them with a means to support themselves and the children in their care.

Award winners Mary Elias and Dolly Rajuai were recognised for two distinct achievements. 

Mary received the award for ‘Best Performing Organisation’ on behalf of the Trust for Indigenous Culture & Health. Mary is the programme officer for the Egmont supported programme, "Healthy Households”, that works with communities and support groups across Nairobi’s slums. "Healthy Households" helps families affected by HIV & AIDS by providing training in nutrition and health care, helping families identify and treat common illnesses and ensure that their children are healthy and well nourished, preventing illness and reducing healthcare costs. 

Dolly was given the ‘Most Inspiring Individual’ Award for her work in establishing the Kenya Poverty Elimination Network, in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. Home Bay is one of the areas most affected by HIV & AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. In her acceptance speech, Dolly spoke of her personal experience as a child in Homa Bay before the epidemic hit and her resolve and determination to help families in her community affected by the disease.

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.