South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka empowers communities in the fight against diseases and poverty.
In addition to being UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador against malaria and an Ambassador for Roll-Back Malaria, a worldwide initiative to fight the disease sponsored by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization, among other institutions, Yvonne ceaselessly endeavors to raise money for the cause. In 2006 she created the Princess of Africa Foundation to further combat malaria and “to carry out community and social charity works.”
As she herself says, “We want to raise awareness and take initiative to eradicate this needless disease. People need to know more about malaria because it kills almost one million Africans a year, most of them children.”
Yvonne Chaka Chaka holds degrees in adult education and government administration, and has lectured on literacy. In addition to all that, she promotes the empowerment of African women as they battle disease, poverty and gender discrimination.
So do you suppose that’s why she’s called the Princess of Africa?
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