Wawira Njiru Wins Global Award For Fighting School Hunger
Wawira Njiru, founder of Food4Education, has won the first-ever Cisco Global Citizen Youth Leadership Prize for her work to end childhood hunger.
During the Global Citizen festival in Johannesburg, she was handed the award by American RnB singer Usher Raymonds and Chuck Robbins, Cisco’s chief executive.
She received the global award for the NGO’s efforts to provide nutritious lunches to over 1200 vulnerable school children every school in a bid to eradicate classroom hunger, improve school attendance, and performance.
With the aid of food donors and farmers, the organisation provided around 100,000 school meals in 2017. In 2018, the Food4Hunger project has provided over 250,000 school meals.
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