Queens Young Leader Natasha dedicates her award all the women and girls not living to their potential

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Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma chats with Queen Elizabeth II
Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma chats with Queen Elizabeth II

25-year-old Zambian Medical Doctor Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma says her winning the 2017 Queen Young Leader’s Award is a testimony that nothing is impossible.

Natasha who was one of the 60 people from around the world to be selected as a Queens Young Leader and the only Zambian got to meet Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in the U.K last week.

She spoke to the Queen about her work with her organisation Copper Rose Foundation where they are providing sanitary towels to underprivileged adolescent girls.

She said the award is dedicated to all the women and girls who are not living to their potential adding that this is a testimony that nothing is impossible.

“I would like to thank God almighty, for this vision that he has put in my heart to improve the lives of millions of African women, my best friends F & S, my parents and family members, all our donors and supporters of our work, my mentors who tell me which way i should go, the Zambian high commission in UK, the British High Commission in Zambia, all the local and international change makers who continue to raise the bar and show me i can do much more in this environment,” she said.

She added, “It’s taken me some time to process what has happened in the past few weeks…Mostly because this is award is not for me, it’s for all the people in my organization Copper Rose Zambia who work tirelessly to ensure that we reach out to as many girls and women as possible.”

Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma with Sir John Major
Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma with Sir John Major
Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma sits next to Queen Elizabeth during a group photo
Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma sits next to Queen Elizabeth during a group photo
Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma showing Prince Harry her sanitary napkins
Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma showing Prince Harry her sanitary napkins
Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma at Buckingham Palace
Natasha Salifyanji Kakoma at Buckingham Palace

11 COMMENTS

  1. A proud zambian. Not ifibatonga busy setting the country ablaze. A tribe turned polical. First time in the history of Zambia. Honestly how does the entire tribe become politicians. This is stupidity to say the least. Life is not all about politics. They have even abandoned farming which used to be their main stay for politics. A curse of a tribe.

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  2. Good Lady, go for it !!

    bati ba LT??? Ati “…showing Prince Harry her sanitary napkins..” yaba !!

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  3. Congrats Natasha. But LT is she Kaoma or Kakoma? You have written Natasha Kaoma send then Natasha Kakoma. Mushota you are making yourself a cursed person who does not appreciate others of your tribe.

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  4. Mushota, how can you like her when you know you will never shake hands with the Queen or even to be identified that you are PhD fellow without morals?

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  5. Sanitary pads is the latest buzz thing. A little while ago it was GBV. Before that HIV aids. Guess what anything girl child or women empowerment these days gets you to Buckingham Palace!

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