Coinciding with Women’s Month, Nasser Youth Movement Young Women Glow with Continental Achievements
Menna Yasser and Zapporah Moriba, the most prominent female leaders of the Nasser Youth Movement, won the African Women's Leadership Award in the fields of education, advocacy of girls' rights, and women's empowerment.
Menna holds several positions, she works as coordinator and editor for the Swahili Department of Nasser Youth Movement, and as an online radio broadcaster and simultaneous interpreter for several international entities, along with her position as an administrative director for a medical sector in the Federal Republic of Tanzania. Furthermore, she is the first Egyptian to publish a book in the Swahili language, entitled NJIANI, about self-improvement and development, and she recently published a short story collection entitled Karatasi Na Kalamu. This qualified her to win this award in the field of education.
On the other hand, Zipporah, the graduate of Nasser Fellowship,for International Leadership and the coordinator of Nasser Youth Movement in Sierra Leone, works on promoting women’s empowerment and advocating girls’ rights, and she tirelessly defends her vision of an equal, just, resilient, and sustainable world, where girls and young women are empowered to enjoy their basic rights and invest in their energies to contribute to positive change in our world.
"African Women's Leadership Award" is launched annually by the African Youth Leaders Initiative in March, coinciding with the International Women's Day celebrations, by awarding this award to 50 influential girls on the African continent in about 10 different fields, ranging in age from 18 to 35 years. Health, education, climate action, environmental development, agriculture, media and sports, and projects related to social protection are among the areas targeted by this award.