British Embassy Harare receives and congratulates Rumbidzayi Kamba on her Divas of Colour, Women of Honour recognition.
Mr Calvin Duff, Second Secratary, British Embassy, Harare wrote, “Makorokoto, amhlophe to Rumbidzayi Kamba for winning the Woman of Honour Award at the Divas of Colour International Women’s Forum in London! Rumbidzayi’s passion for empowering disadvantaged girls is infectious – I’m excited to continue following her work with @zimwanaw.”
Rumbidzayi Kamba is involved extensively in the inclusion of disabled/physically challenged girls into sports that led to an appointment by the Zimbabwean Government Sports Ministry as the National Chairperson for the Zimbabwe National Paralympic Games 2017.
Started an initiative that saw 4000 girls in rural Zimbabwe benefiting sanitary wears and the programme being adopted in UK, Nigeria, SA, Botswana and Namibia. Under her leadership as the Executive Director of ZiMwana Worldwide, she led a team that investigated and resulted in a serious drug lord being apprehended and sentenced to 4 years in jail.
Rumbidzayi runs community feeding programmes where over 600 orphans and vulnerable children are being fed every day and different Income Generating Projects to empower women in rural communities.
She has been featured and interviewed on radios and TVs in Zimbabwe on issues of gender based violence and strong participation on policy framework on children and women rights.
Today she is the local champion on ending child marriages as these marriages, statistically show increased gender violence and abuse. She strives to make life better for the girl child, who is confident and can pursue her dreams without hindrance.
Ms Kamba was nominated for Inspirstional woman of the year but later judges decided to move her to the highest award of the Women of Honour recognition.
Every year, in March, Divas of Colour’s flagship International women’s festival fishes out high impact women from around the globe to recognise and celebrate while also raising awareness on issues that worry women.