BOAF Inducts Ms. Faith Aweko to 10,000 Points of Light
“On behalf of the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF), it is my pleasure and honour to welcome Ms. Faith Aweko to the prestigious 10,000 Points of Light (POL) club, as number 00395 (BOAF0450) towards our target of 10,000 names in the BOAF,” said Mr. Tinashe Mpasiri, host of the morning show, the Sandton Express Breakfast Show on The 1873 FM radio www.the1873fm.com and an executive member of The 1873 Network www.the1873network.org.
Who is Ms. Faith Aweko?
Ms. Faith Aweko is a founder of a company called Reform Africa. The firm transforms waste bags into sustainable durable, water proof and affordable, waterproof and affordable bags and accessories.
Ms. Faith grew up in a slum community in Kampala, Uganda. She said: “Even worse, during particularly unforgiving seasons of rain, entire homes in our neighbourhood would flood. I remember days when it would rain so heavily that my family and I would have to spend the entire night draining water out of our home.”
“These harsh conditions were one of the consequences of having poor garbage and plastic waste disposal systems in the area. Poor management of waste meant clogged drainage channels which, of course, exacerbated the recurring flooding. Reflecting on the hardships of my past, I decided to use my experience and knowledge to make a positive change in my community,” she added.
To have a person of Ms. Faith in this community is significant for her life has been blessed with unique experiences that hold the promise of provoking, igniting and inspiring positive thinking and actions.
The idea of putting together a databank of 10,000 persons in a bid to celebrate the power inherent in converting connection into a community is a response to the positive digital disruption that has permitted the creation of borderless digital communities.
Through his rich heritage and contacts, we hope to accelerate the journey towards the first 10,000 people who can excite others to know that structure, order, and constitutionalism are words that are missing in the traditional narratives about why Africa and its peoples seem to lag behind the developmental trajectory,” said Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, the Chairman of the 1873 FM www.the1873fm.com, a community radio station based in Johannesburg, South Africa, that in conjunction with the 1873 Network www.the1873network.org is promoting this initiative.