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.