African lady wins award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

African lady wins award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

- A Nigerian lady has earned herself the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation changemaker award for 2020

- Hauwa Ojeifo, who is a sexual and domestic abuse survivor, was honoured by the foundation for her contribution towards ensuring gender equality

- The young lady is a recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of her work against mental health stigmatisation

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A Nigerian lady identified as Hauwa Ojeifo has won the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation changemaker award for 2020.

Ojeifo, who is a gender and disability rights advocate, leads a platform that supports and counsels those living with mental health conditions.

Premium Times reports that the award the Nigerian lady received celebrates an individual who has inspired change using personal experience or from a position of leadership.

Nigerian wins Gates Foundation changemaker award

Hauwa Ojeifo. Photo credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

Briefly.co.za gathers that a statement by the foundation on Tuesday, September 22, said that the young lady was recognised for her work in promoting gender equality

SA celebrates Heritage Day with #JerusalemaChallenge: Top 5 videos

Ojeifo, who is a sexual and domestic abuse survivor, had previously received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of her work to overcome the stigma around mental health, becoming the first Nigerian woman to receive it.

Nigerian wins Gates Foundation changemaker award

Hauwa Ojeifo receiving the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. Photo credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

In other news, Dr Zweli Mkhize and the Ministry of Health took part int he viral Jerusalema challenge on Thursday to celebrate Heritage Day. This follows calls from President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africans to unite during these troubling times.

Mkhize and his team showed off their dance moves on Master KG's hit song in a field and they not only perfected it, but also managed to still practice lockdown regulations.

At one point the video, a lady sanitises her hands before they bust a move while still maintaining the proper social distance from each other. Mkhize posted a link to the video on his Twitter page, writing:

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"The Ministry of Health has accepted President Cyril Ramaphosa's challenge to participate in the #JerusalemaChallenge! Happy #HeritageDay South Africa!"

Meanwhile, a young man recently proved that even when you're dancing all by yourself, the Jersusalema challenge can still be all sorts of fun. Danie Doman took to Facebook to share a clip of himself doing his thing.

While many videos popped up of groups of people doing the famous dance, Danie certainly stands out as he confidently takes on all the moves as well as the spotlight with his great dancing skill all alone.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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