BOAF Inducts Ms. Hope Kunda to 10,000 Points of Light

May - 22
2019

BOAF Inducts Ms. Hope Kunda 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. Hope Kunda to the prestigious 10,000 Points of Light (POL) club, as number (BOAF0440) towards our target of 10,000 names in the BOAF, for her role in companioning and tackling education for girls ,” said Stanley Karombo, a member of the BOAF initiative powered by The 1873 FM www.the1873fm.com and The 1873 Network, www.the1873network.org

Ms. Kunda (19) is the founder of Girls Connect, in Zambia, an organization she founded in 2017.

Contact her on her email address: girlsconnectzambia@gmail.com and on Facebook, the page is Girls Connect Zambia.

“I love working with girls and connecting them with other girls. If you educate a woman, you educate a nation,” she said.  In Zambia, high schools charge fees, and in her community of subsistence farmers most families plough what money they have into educating their sons. 

“Child marriage is a violation of child rights, and has a negative impact on physical growth, health, mental and emotional development, and education opportunities. Child marriage is a violation of child rights, and has a negative impact on physical growth, health, mental and emotional development, and education opportunities,” she added.

According to Kunda, abuses of the human rights of girls, especially sexual violence and other sexual abuse, contribute directly to this disparity in infection and mortality. In Zambia, as in other countries in the region, she said, tens of thousands of girls – many orphaned by AIDS or otherwise without parental care – suffer in silence as the government fails to provide basic protections from sexual assault that would lessen their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS

Kunda is a visionary young democrat with the interest of people abled differently, youth and children at heart. Ms Kunda has learnt about the challenges young people are experiencing in her society and thus her alignment to the girls’ empowerment call.

She said while in Zambia most girls receive a basic education, fewer than half go on to secondary school. The biggest issue is fees. But even when this obstacle is removed, there are still additional challenges for girls. She was speaking on the www.the1873fm.com radio show hosted by Mr. Tinashe Mupasiri on Tuesday. The 1873 FM www.the1873fm.com, is a community radio station based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“It is my distinct honour and privilege to induct Ms. Hope Kunda as # BOAF00440 in our project to create a visible and accessible bank of people who can be banked on to secure the future that Africa and its inhabitants deserve,” said Mr. Tinashe Mupasiri of The 1873 FM www.the1873fm.com and The 1873 Network, www.the1873network.org.

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