2018 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards Winners
KOKETSO MOETI, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AMANDLA.MOBIANNOUNCED AS
WAISLITZ GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD WINNER
CAITLIN BARRETT, CEO OF LOVE MERCY FOUNDATION, AND TABITHA MPAMIRA-KAGURI, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF EDJA FOUNDATION, RECOGNIZEDAS WAISLITZ GLOBAL YOUTH CITIZEN INNOVATION AWARD WINNER AND WAISLITZGLOBAL CITIZEN’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER
The Waislitz Foundation was honoured to present the 2019 Waistliz Global Citizen Awards in New York in September. Generously hosted by the Australian Consular General in New York, Alastair Walton was among the distinguished guests who gathered to hear the three outstanding winners of the Waislitz awards accept their prize. More…
The winner of the Annual Global Citizen Award this year went to Charlot Magayi, who was chosen based on her clear impact in households over Africa through her organisation called Mukuru clean stoves. Charlot is an eco-entrepreneur on a mission to eradicate household air pollution in Africa. With over 5 years’ experience in the cookstove industry, Charlot believes in a world
where every household is smoke-free and has dedicated her time, skills and knowledge to work
towards achieving this dream. Charlotte received $100,000USD to use towards her goal.
Yogesh Kumar was the first recipient of the Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award, the first time this particular ward has been offered by the Foundation. His clear vision and skill as an entrepreneur was on show as the founder of Even Cargo, India's first women-only e-commerce logistics company. His passion and commitment successfully drive his work towards creating a gender just society. Yogesh received a $50,000USD prize to help his organisation scale.
Quabale Duba wont the Peoples Choice Award after winning the most number of votes through the Global Citizen voting process. She is the remarkable founder of Qabale Duba Foundation, a community-based organization that empowers pastoralist girls and women in Northern Kenya. She works to champion against harmful cultural practices, advocate for safe motherhood, donate sanitary pads to rural school girls and to end extreme poverty through education. Quable received $50,000USD to assist in her mission.
Alex Waislitz is excited to announce that the prize money offered in the 2020 Waislitz Global citizen award will increase to a total of $250,000USD. The Waislitz Foundation is grateful to the Australian consulate in New York for their assistance and support of the awards.