Asante Africa Awarded ~ 2023 King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award to Achieve SDGs
Livermore, CA – Asante Africa Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have won the 2023 King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award to Achieve SDGs in the “Recognizing Enablers of Youth Participation, Action & Impact” category which recognizes the young people’s endeavors to be effective and productive citizens, contributing to the welfare of their communities and environment, as well as institutions that improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to make an impact.
First of its kind, this global award comes as an expression of the firm faith of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, in young people’s potential to lead their countries and the world towards a better shared future of peace and prosperity for all people on a healthy and renewable planet, as envisioned by the world’s most ambitious plan to transform our world – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The award ceremony took place this past weekend in the Kingdom of Bahrain hosted by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s deputized His Majesty the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, to honor the laureates of the “King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award to Achieve SDGs”.
His Highness Shaikh Nasser asserted that this worldwide award drew in applications from as many as 6,176 participants from 122 countries. Asante Africa is honored to be one of the five organizations to win this award.
Representing Asante Africa in receiving the King Hamad Award for our “Digital Enabling” efforts in Bahrain Kingdom was Dorin Mmasi, an Asante Africa alumna and our Digital Transformation Program Coordinator in Tanzania, and Simon Mwangangi, Education Digital Transformation Program Director.
Asante Africa was awarded for outstanding work through our Digital Transformation initiative (a part of our Accelerated Learning Program) that provides digital learning through hands-on training in the most remote communities of East Africa. This program provides youth with training and hands-on practice for leadership development, digital job readiness and entrepreneurship, with apprenticed and supported application of these skills for employment or youth business development. Teachers also receive support, training, and techniques to create a highly-engaging learning environment. In the past year alone, our program has reached more than 6,500 students and 600 educators across 129 schools.
Simon Mwangangi, Asante Africa Foundation, Education Digital Transformation Program Director
Dorin Mmasi, Asante Africa alumna, Digital Transformation Program Coordinator, Tanzania