Awards and Honours

Girl Child Network started in Zimbabwe in 1998 and since then the organisation has won prestigious awards and its work has been acknowledged as best practice. Please join us in celebration for the legacy started by Founding members and all to follow them.

MUZVARE BETTY MAKONI TO BE HONOURED AS IMAGE OF AFRICA BY VOICE MAGAZINE

MUZVARE BETTY MAKONI IS WINNER OF AFRICAN WOMEN IN EUROPE AWARD

BETTY MAKONI AWARDED AS UNSUNG HERO OF COMPASSION BY DALAI LAMA-4 2009

In 2009 Betty Makoni was amongst 50 Unsung heroes receiving a prestigious award. Her work was profiled in a book for heroes of compassion. Betty Makoni dedicated the award to all girls who took part in her empowerment programs. Here is video of the ceremony Click here

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UNITED NATIONS RED RIBBON AWARD-TORONTO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2006 

HeR Royal Highness  the Crown Princess of Norway Mette – Marit presented the award for “Addressing gender inequalities that fuel the HIV and AIDS epidemics” to the Girl Child Network, Zimbabwe, which counsels and supports girls in rural areas, including victims of sexual abuse. The network has reinstated thousands of school dropouts, and works in synergy with traditional leaders and churches in fighting harmful cultural notions that fuel the spread of the epidemic. Read more from United Nations Website Click here

 

OTHER HONORS AND ACCOLADEDS

Girl Child Network Worldwide and its leadership enjoy worldwide honour and acclaim

Girl Child Network Worldwide Chief Executive Officer and the charity started their work in Africa and they carry the stories of girls with passion. The following organisations have awarded them for creativity, excellence and effective girls empowerment programs. Some and not all awards are listed below. Please feel free to join the organisation in being a worldwide leader in promoting empowerment, education and the rights of girls. Now it is time to extend the awards and honors to many invisible girls who have taken the organisation to greater heights. It is our hope that the world will support this program and every year we think which ten girls from Africa are excelling with minimum or no support, and we build that leadership and make sure its foundation is very strong.

  • Scotland African Achievers Award-2012
  • Zimbabwe International Performers Alliance Global impact award- 2012
  • Fest Africa global Humanitarian award- Washington DC 2012
  • Winner African Goddess Award in Washington DC —2012
  • Women for Africa Humanitarian award -2012-UK
  • Newsweek Named Betty Makoni as among 150 women who shake the world-2011
  • Awarded African Achievers Award-UK May 2011
  • Honorary Award from Duke University of Medicine(Top Ten US College)-2011
  • Decade Child Rights Hero by the World Children’s Prize alongside Graca Machel and Nelson Mandela—Sweden—2010
  • Interaction(Network of USA Non Profits) Humanitarian  Award 2010
  • The Women In Film and Television Awards-Los Angeles—USA
  • CNN Heroes Award for Protecting the Powerless-2009 honoured by Sir Richard Benson and UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman. Interviewed by Anderson Cooper.
  • Giraffe Heroes Project Award 2009
  • Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award—2009
  • Honorary award for protecting girls—Defence for  children International Canada 2008
  • Amnesty International Ginetta Sagan Award for women and children’s rights, USA May 2008
  • Elected Ashoka fellow-—Global leading Social Entrepreneurs in recognition of creative and  Entrepreneurial leadership and commitment to make large scale changes in Society
  • Drivers of Change Award—Southern Africa Trust 2007
  • Women Empowerment Award 2007
  • Runner Up-Director of the Year Award for NGO sector in Zimbabwe-2008
  • Finalist One World Person of the Year 2007
  • One of the Ten Outstanding young people in the World by Junior Chamber International a worldwide leadership organization for young leaders and professionals
  • Voted First out of Ten Outstanding Young in Zimbabwe  2007 the Junior Chamber Zimbabwe
  • Awarded by the World Children’s Prize for the Rights of  the Child the Global Friends Award—2007 World Children’s Prize an equivalent to Nobel Prize for Children in 2007 in a Global Vote by 5, 2 million children in 85 countries
  • Awarded the Zimbabwe Institute of Management National Contribution Award in 2007 immense contribution to the  nation
  • The United Nations Red Ribbon Award—2006 for addressing gender inequalities that fuel the HIV/AIDS epidemic
  • Hafkin Prize Award Finalist, 2003
  • Awarded for Creativity in Rural Life by the Women’s World Summit Foundation, Switzerland 2003. Prize Betty Makoni for Prevention of Child Abuse now. Renamed Prize for Prevention of Child Abuse is celebrated on 19 November annually
  • Small Technical Grant Award for the most innovative Grassroots Community Based Strategy
  • Certificate of Honour by Global Philanthropy Forum for being the most Remarkable person, USA 2002
  • My hero project Click here
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