ZAMBIA’S YOUNGEST POLITICIAN TO SPEAK AT WOMEN’S PARLIAMENT GATHERING IN SEYCHELLES

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Magoba Ward Councilor, Hon. Buumba Malambo
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Zambia’s youngest female Councilor for Magoba ward in Kafue, Buumba Malambo has been selected to represent Zambia and young women in Africa as a speaker at the first ever Women’s Parliament gathering under the theme Ending HIV For Women and Girls, to be held in Seychelles on 5th and 6th July 2017.

The 25 year old young woman, who also runs a foundation called the Buumba Malambo Foundation , a charity she established for children in need that focuses on being a child-driven and focused organisation mobilising resources to address issues of child illiteracy, is set to speak at the two day conference among other high profile officials.

The Women’s Parliament, which is set to focus on sustained engagement by parliaments to implement resolutions centered on women, the girl child and HIV and AIDS, is expected to host high profile speakers including the former president of Namibia, Mr Hifikepunye Pohamba, Mr Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe – former president South Africa, Dr Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, the former vice president of Uganda and Hon. Monica Mutsvangwa – Vice President of SADC Parliamentary Forum among others.

Buumba Malambo, whose foundation currently has 435 sponsored kids through the Mwana Apunzile Sponsorship Programme, has won several international and local awards including the Young African Achievers Award, Voice of Youth Africa Award and the Zambia Women of the Year award for community and humanitarian work.

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BUUMBA MALAMBO – OFFICIAL SPEAKER’S PROFILE

She is the youngest serving member of the Ministry of Gender and Child National coordinating committee and has over the years worked with the Ministry of Child and Gender to organise events related to children such as the International day of a girl child, Day of an African child, Children rights day and Child Labour Day. The Buumba Malambo Foundation is currently working on a project to stop early marriages in rural Zambia with the help of the Ministry of Gender and child and the Ministry of Education.

Her Humanitarian work has given her the privilege to be on great platforms like the Queen young leaders advisory panel where she met the Queen at Buckingham palace in June 2015. In addition she was the first and youngest Zambian to win the Women4Africa award 2015, Africa Arising award 2015, Zambia Woman of the year awards 2016 and 2017, Mwape Peer award 2015, the African international Achievers award 2014, Iconic woman award 2017 , Voice of Youth Africa award 2013 in London, Nigeria and America respectively.

Apart from that she has participated in many child advocacy platforms around the world. Due to her contribution to the Education sector in Zambia she was selected to meet the president of Malta during the Commonwealth Youth council meeting to seal the gap and make collaborations of youth activities between Zambia and Malta. She was also selected to represent the youths during Guy Rider (International labour organisation) first visit to Zambia.

Her charity has four projects currently running Mwana Apunzile sponsorship programme where people choose a child and support their education. (2) Sewing a future project for young mothers where they sew and make crafts that are sold locally and internationally to help raise money for them to support their children’s education (3) currently through the traditional leaders her Charity was given land to Build a Community school, resource center and develop a farm in  Gelemiya Village where children walk kilometers to the nearest school and the farm project which will assist in food production as some children in the areas she is working die of hunger (4)Pop a Future project where young people are empowered with employment through skills, ICT and popcorn machines.

 

Find out more on Buumba Malambo Foundation Projects

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