Zimbabwean Headmistress Nominated For International Award
Acting head of Lusitania Primary School in Greendale, Harare, Patricia Gonde has been nominated for the 2023 Women Changing the World Awards.
The winners will be announced at a glamourous event in London, United Kingdom, on 18 April.
The Women Changing the World Awards celebrate and recognise women achieving outstanding success in sustainability, humanitarian work, leadership, advocacy, tech, product development, education, health and innovation.
The awards are presented by one of Oprah Winfrey’s favourite guests, Tererai Trent.
Speaking to The Herald, Gonde, who has more than three decades of experience in the education field, said:
Beyond my career, my impact extends beyond the walls of the school. I am an author of a motivational book, international speaker, social activist, humanitarian, global educator, global coordinator and brand ambassador of different international organisations.
I am also a board member of a local and international organisation. I am also well-versed in sustainable development goals and how they can be applied in the education sector.
In the last 12 months, Gonde has earned many international accolades in the field of education, including the Africa Award for Excellence for outstanding individual achievements and exemplary contributions towards education in Africa. She said:
I also received the outstanding young innovative Africa Award for promoting the actualisation of SDG’s active citizenship, youth participation, community service, good governance and policy advocacy in Africa.
Another Zimbabwean woman, Jennifer Ndlovu, has been nominated for two gongs at the 2023 Women Changing the World Awards.
Ndlovu (33), from Bulawayo, works for Australia-based Agilyx under the Africa Group.
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