Welcome to Zuri Awards
It is a platform that recognizes, celebrates, supports and gives a voice to women who are impacting and changing the lives of others in our communities and is part of the annual International Women’s Day Celebration.
The platform has been able to raise KES 20 Million for its nominees through its engagement in the last 5 years.
IWD 2022 THEME: #BreakTheBias
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8, yet the global theme continues all year long to encourage action.
Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive, where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.
Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can break the bias in our communities, our workplaces, our schools, colleges and universities. Together, we can all break the bias – on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond.
Founder Syna Consultancy
Sylvia Nyaga Innovation Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder Syna Consultancy. Due to the lack of safe and dignified sanitation solutions for persons with disabilities and the elderly. These group of people resort to using dehumanizing methods such as using 1kg plastic containers and crawling in pit latrines. Her flagship product is the Utulav toilet, a portable toilet that provides the mobility challenged with a safe, hygienic and dignified sanitation solution.
Joan Nabusoba STEM Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Pwani Teknowgalz which conducts a broad spectrum of programs on technology for young women from marginalised communities in various counties .The programs she runs include Coders at American Spaces Kenya, STEM CAFÉ Kenya,Technovation,COdehack,Africa code week, Mombasa Girls in STEM and Django Girls.
Inspire Teenagers Foundation
Susan Wavinya Wairimu Young Achievers Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder Inspire Teenagers Foundation, which aims at educating and mentoring vulnerable teenagers and young mothers on matters sexual and reproductive health, life skills, talents, skills and leadership development and advocates for proper Menstrual Hygiene Management and ensure that every girl has access to sanitary products and the right information about their menstruation.
Come together widows and orphans
Dianah Kamande Humanitarian Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Come Together Widows and Orphans Organisation. She survived domestic violence and when her husband killed himself and left her as a young widow, she was accused of his murder, neglected, disinherited of her property and stigmatised for being a survivor of violence.
Green Kids Club operating under kids tiara
Tinah Lughano Education Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Green Kids Club Operating under Kids Tiaras. Her passion towards our environment and children. She started working with children on talent development, creativity and problem solving. With the increased rate of environmental degradation due to lack of environmental knowledge prompt her to educate the children and look for ways to support and motivate their creativity.
Mkamboi Mwakale Manufacturing Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Saru Organics manufacturing of high performing hair care products by harnessing the potent benefits of plant oils available from Moringa farmers in Taita-Taveta County after discovering their challenge in getting a fair market price for their produce.
Women Today Show
Christine Amira Media Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the face behind Women Today Show which seeks to inspire, encourage, motivate, enlighten, educate, mentor and coach young people. Targets to be a power house in Africa by sharing content that influences helpful conversations today,by aligning in leveraging on digitalism.
Winnie Shali Madeda
Winnie Shali Madeda, Public Service Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is a bonafide member of Fabulous Souls which gives chance for the less unfortunate while having hope for a better tomorrow. Through empowerment classes, talent nurturing and gender prevention and responses to all SGBV cases.
Navalayo Osembo Nominee Sports # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Enda Running who saw the need to create and manufacture running shoes from Kenya, the home of running champions.
Association of Women in Agriculture Kenya
Judy Matu Agriculture Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the National Chair Lady at the Association of Women in Agriculture Kenya (AWAK) where they build the capacity of small scale women farmers and the vulnerable slum mothers to become informed decision makers and key industry players through training, value addition, financial inclusion and market linkages and advocacy.
Wynton House of music
Arts and Culture
Winnie Muriithi Arts &Culture Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Wynton House of Music so the need to empower the youth with skills that can help them sustain a living with in the future. By providing music education to people of all ages.
Jane Wangari Renewable Energy Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Lejan Energy in search of greener fuel that is cost effective and at the same time reducing deforestation, cleaning and conserving the environment.
Tanya Maringo Health Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Blink International in response to one of the biggest challenges facing vulnerable and marginalised groups in Africa. Access to mental healthcare is pretty much limited thus the proportion of people who receive treatment for mental health problems is low, partly because of few mental health specialists, lack of awareness, finances and stigma associated with mental health issues.
Nadia Mukami Finance Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Financial Discipline. Which cultivates financial discipline amongst the youth in terms of savings and money management
Arts & Culture
The Zuri audience is made up of women who are making an impact in their communities; celebrating change-makers within every sphere of influence. Zuri Awards is about empowering women and provides an enabling platform for women to thrive in. Zuri creates a CSR platform, where government, developmental partners and brands come together to support women entrepreneurs in their journey. Impact and Progress 2017 to Date