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Prime Minister recognises AfriKids' Founder, Georgie Fienberg, with a Points of Light award


We are over the moon to announce that our founder, Georgie, has been recognised as a Point of Light by the Prime Minister!

Today, Theresa May awarded Georgie with a Points of Light award for her incredible efforts to support disadvantaged children in Ghana over the last twenty years and for founding AfriKids. Georgie is the 910th person to be named a UK Point of Light, an award given to outstanding individual volunteers to highlight the positive changes they are making in the community.

In a personal letter to Georgie, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“By founding AfriKids, you are transforming the lives of young people in Ghana with locally led community development projects. Your ambitious work has led to the charity being internationally acclaimed for its accountability and transparency.

Volunteers like you, from all over the UK, are helping to make a better world for everyone.”

Like us, Georgie was over the moon to hear the news. She said: “I’m extremely honoured to receive this wonderful award and I do so on behalf of the ‘AfriKids’ UK and Ghana staff and volunteers who work so tirelessly to improve child rights across the northern regions of Ghana. When I started this journey aged 18, the issues affecting the children in rural Ghana seemed so vast and entrenched and I shared these concerns in a letter to a friend. In his reply he wrote ‘one person can’t change the world, but one person can change the world for another person’ – that was the impetus I needed and that is where we started. And we never stopped.”

You can read more about why Georgie was given this award on the Points of Light website here.

Congratulations Georgie - as our team in Ghana would say, this award will give us more grease to our elbows!!


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