Iva Kubickova 30 October 2018, First published at https://www.worldremit.com/en/stories/story/2018/10/30/worldremit-zimbabwe-achievers-awards-2018
There’s nothing we love more at WorldRemit than to celebrate inspirational people – people dedicated to their calling and the right causes. The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (Z.A.A.), which we proudly sponsor, is the perfect platform with which to honour such individuals.
It was founded by Conrad Mwanza in 2010 and acknowledges and rewards the contribution of Zimbabweans in the diaspora – rising talents, artists, organisations and entrepreneurs.
The idea behind ZimAchievers event is simple, yet important – to recognise the value each of the nominees brings to their community. In an award evening, we honour Zimbabweans who are truly dedicated to achieving things that will make their country proud.
ZimAchievers in the United States
Z.A.A. gala nights take place in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and the United States. Conrad Mwanza shared with us some of the winners from the most recent event in the
United States.The quest speakers here included; Dr Reggies Weneyika, the President of the Ottawa University and Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the African Union Ambassador to the United States. Dr Chihombori-Quao has been devoted to reinforcing cultural and economic relations between Africa and the US.
Let’s meet the winners!
Former radio presenter and now gospel singer is passionate about making music and sharing it with people for a good cause. He donated the money he raised for his music albums to orphanages in Zimbabwe.
Simba works passionately to unite the Zimbabwean community in Atlanta. He has worked with leading figures from various political parties and leaders of civic organizations focused on Zimbabwean development. He serves on the board of Deacons in Forward In Faith (Atlanta).
Rhoda is Volunteer and Community Director for the Zimbabwe community in Washington. And as co-founder of Southern African Community USA (SACU), She’s actively involved in numerous charities and community groups such as Love Sisters Christian Group, Women of Dominion International, Christian Fellowship International and Cassandra’s Kitchen.
International broadcaster and a radio host of LiveTalk-Women’s RoundTable, Marvelous encouraged Zimbabwean government to start a repatriation process of human trafficking after she exposed the situation. The important events she’s covered include the Africa Leaders’ Summit hosted by Barack Obama, the Mandela Young Africa Leaders’Summit and a protest of Zimbabweans
against Robert Mugabe.
The mission of this organisation is to spiritually and socially empower women. Its projects involve fundraising to support children in remote rural areas of Zimbabwe, as well as grandparents raising their grandchildren whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. It also supports people living with albinism.
Published author, CEO of PBC International, LLC and Chairman of IIB Development group, Philip was awarded for his impressive entrepreneurial career and for his active part in ZIE affairs. He has served on a number of boards such as Air Zimbabwe, UZ Council or and UZ African Languages Research Institute.
Ever since Portia moved to the US in 2004 she has become an integral member of the community through her genuine love for others. She is actively involved with the community and lends a hand to whoever is in need. Her doors are open for all, and once you visit her, it is hard to leave.