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GLAMI Represents African Laureates at 10th Anniversary UNESCO Celebration

Header photo courtesy UNESCO/Sacha Heron.

In 2022, GLAMI was honored with the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education,
the first organization in Tanzania to receive this honor. The prize specifically recognized GLAMI’s work to support girls through crucial education transitions.

In May, UNESCO hosted Professor Peng Liyuan, First Lady of China at UNESCO headquarters to commemorate 10 years of her commitment as UNESCO Special Envoy or Girls’ and Women’s Education. GLAMI Executive Director Anande Nnko was invited to attend the ceremony to share about the impact of receiving the prize in 2022 with Professor Liyuan and with Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO’s Director-General. GLAMI was the only African prize laureate invited to attend this special ceremony – a true honor, indeed!

During the meeting, Ms. Nnko was able to share that prize funding helped support GLAMI in extending its reach last year to the rural Morogoro region of Tanzania, enabling them to enroll an additional 1,600 girls in the Binti Shupavu mentorship program.

View the full event photo album, courtesy of UNESCO/Sacha Heron:

06.05.2024 Her Excellency Ms Peng Liyuan First Lady of the People’s Republic of CHINA  UNESCO Special Envoy for the Advancement of Girls’ and Women’s Education