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Regional

Winner

From South Africa

From Kenya

The country and regional winner in the Welfare and Civil Society Organisations sector, Louise Driver is the chief executive officer of the Children’s Hospital Trust. The Trust raises funds to improve child healthcare in South Africa and the continent through the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Her main role is to manage the Trust’s activities, setting strategic direction and ensuring all fundraising and financial targets are achieved. Furthermore, the role involves enhancing the image of the Trust and liaising with all stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, hospitals, government, media, and donors. Louise also plays an advocacy role both in trying to improve child healthcare services as well as improving services for the non-profit organisations in South Africa. She is also actively involved in working with other non-profit organisations.

Jennifer Karina serves as the chief commissioner of the Kenya Girl Guides Association since 2012. Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) is one of the largest girls only organisations in Kenya. The Association has been active in Kenya since 1920 and is a multi-racial, multi-religious, non-political and non-profit-making organisation. She served as an assistant honorary treasurer and chair fundraising committee for the period, 20032010. She is passionate about empowering girls and young women to exploit their full potential and become responsible citizens. Jennifer was introduced to guiding by her mother who was a guide teacher. Jennifer’s professional training is in business administration and psychology. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Durham University, New Castle, UK and is pursuing a PhD. in Educational Psychology.

Louise Driver

Jennifer Karina

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