Johannesburg – Kenyan social entrepreneur Wawira Njiru was on Sunday awarded the first-ever Cisco Global Citizen Youth Leadership Prize for her work to end childhood hunger, while Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg won the first-ever Global Citizen Prize for World Leadership.
Njiru, the founder of Food4Education, provides lunches that are nutrition’s for 1200 vulnerable school children every school day, the aim for the charity is to end classroom hunger, improve school attendance, and performance.
Her organisation provides approximately 100,000 school meals in 2017 and in 2018 they have provided 250,000 school meals through the assistance of farmers and other food donors.
As she received the awarded, the tearful Njiru thanked the chairman and chief executive of Cisco, Chuck Robbins, and American RnB superstar Usher Raymond IV who handed her the award, saying that she was “inspired to continue feeding the future with Food4Education”.
Cisco is a American multinational technology conglomerate that develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products.
Thousands packed FNB stadium for the Global Citizen event on Sunday, to raise awareness on education, gender equality, poverty and human rights.