The First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa has been presented with the 2018 Matter Humanitarian Award at a function held at State House in Harare Thursday evening.
The Matter Humanitarian Award recipient is presented to a person who exemplifies leadership in serving humanity and inspires society to do the same.
Representation takes place at the Matter Annual Gala in Minnesota USA and this year’s winner Amai Mnangagwa was represented by Angel of Hope Foundation advisory board chairperson Chipo Mutasa and Varaidzo Mnangagwa, two people who have been influenced by the patron of the foundation Amai Mnangagwa.
Matter is a Minnesota based global health non-profit organisation on a mission to expand access to health around the world by giving hospitals the tools they need to care for the sick and injured in dignified ways and designing solutions to create diversified and resilient farms.
Leader of the organisation Quenton Marty who paid special tribute to the First Lady for the amazing work she is doing for the people of Zimbabwe saying he was captured by the vision of her as a leader as she described the foundation she was starting and her desire to help which was so sincere when he first met the Amai Mnangagwa in February this year.
He was also touched by the fact that the First Lady had actually taken time to visit the people she intended to serve and lived with them as opposed to what other leaders do, planning on paper and delegating other people to execute.
In her acceptance speech the First Lady stressed the importance of continuing to work together to achieve better health and nutrition for vulnerable communities in Zimbabwe and attaining the sustainable development goals which include eradication of poverty, good health and well-being and quality education, gender equality and women and girls empowerment. as well as water and sanitation.