By Tendai Mukaro
Social entrepreneur and philanthropist Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa has been awarded the Global Impact Award by the Global African Awards (GAA) in honour of her work as a positive community leader of global influence.
The ceremony to present Masiyiwa and other recipients with the awards will be held through a virtual event organised by GAA in partnership with Brand South Africa on Wednesday on Checkout Africa and GAA Facebook Page.
“The GAA is proud to announce this year’s virtual event where we celebrate and honor Africans who are making a global impact,” said GAA founder Conrad Mwanza.
Mwanza expressed his gratitude towards Masiyiwa’s outstanding contribution to the society as she described her as one of the leading youths in this generation.
“Tanya Masiyiwa is one of the leading youths in her generation and has contributed much through her extensive leadership and philanthropic work,” said Mwanza.
“As GAA, we are pleased to recognize her efforts and that of many of this year’s recipients and others.”
Masiyiwa is a board member for the Higher Life Foundation and is also the chief executive officer and co-founder of Simba Education, which focuses on ed-tech solutions on the African continent.
The award winner also sits on the Cassava Smartech board as well as the Ashesi Foundation.
Masiyiwa has a long record in philanthropic and empowerment initiatives through the HigherLife Foundation.
The GAA is a brainchild of UK-based Zimbabwean businessman Conrad Mwanza and honors various leading Africans in various fields.
This year’s awards will now be held virtually because of Covid-19 safety protocols.
The Winners’ Reception is scheduled for August in the United Kingdom, in order to give an opportunity to award winners to meet other stakeholders.