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Mazingi scoops NANGO's Director of the Year award
Mudzingwa, National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations
in Zimbabwe (NANGO)
October 30, 2009
Lucy Mazingi, the director of Youth Empowerment Trust (YET),
scooped the 2009 Director of the year award at a glittering ceremony
organised by the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations
(NANGO) in Victoria Falls recently during the Directors' Summer
The youthful looking Mazingi shed tears of joy as
she went to receive the prestigious and glittering trophy from the
guest of honour, Honourable Paurina Mpariwa, Minister of Labour
and Social Welfare.
"This is a big surprise," she said in
an emotionally charged voice, "Thank you for recognising the
work that we do with the youth. The youth sector is marginalised
by many people who do not understand young people and only associate
them with bad things such as violence and drug abuse," said
She added that she had worked with the youth for
a very long time and she finds her work with them revitalising:
"I have helped lots of youths whom you see
in many spheres of life. Sometimes we help these youths behind the
scenes. Working with the youths makes me feel younger everyday and
you would never guess my correct age by merely looking at me,"
To land the Director of the Year accolade, Mazingi
shrugged off stiff competition from NGO directors under the umbrella
body who number more than a thousand.
Meanwhile ECONET scooped the NANGO Chairperson's
Award for Philanthropy in recognition of the giant corporate's
social responsibility. The mobile service provider was honoured
for its consistency in providing social services to the communities
that it serves.
120 NGO directors witnessed the awarding ceremony
sponsored by Barclays Bank.
Below is the full list of winners;
Director of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award - in recognition of civil society
individuals/organizations that have demonstrated lifetime dedication
in serving the marginalized.
Rights Roll of Honor Award - dedicated to individuals/organizations
that have shown sacrifice in pursuit of human rights
Lawyers for Human Rights
Award for Excellence in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - consistency
and innovation with results in the fight against the pandemic
Award for Excellence in the Fight Against Poverty and Hunger
Chairperson's Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance -
in recognition of civil society organizations that have demonstrated
good corporate governance
Chairperson's Award for Philanthropy - in honor of corporate
Peace Award - for individuals/organizations consistent in the
pursuit of peace and justice
Development Award - dedicated to CBOs relentless in community
Media Responsibility Award - in recognition of organisations/media
house that have demonstrated responsible reporting on development
and human rights
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