At #16 is Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma.
Since 2009, Natasha has been working with several organizations and movements for the advancement of adolescents and young women through various campaigns in schools and communities. She is the co-founder and CEO at Copper Rose Zambia, an NGO for Women’s Rights, which uses menstrual hygiene as an avenue for empowering girls and keeping them in school. Natasha is also the Country Coordinator for the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP). Her personal vision is to empower one million women and girls by 2022 through mentorship (self-development strategies), she is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, an honorary fellowship given to young people for their role in improving the lives of Commonwealth citizens.
The medical student from Ridgway Campus also won the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Mr. Muyeba Chikonde commended Natasha for winning the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award saying it is such a pride for the country to have a Zambian Youth representing the great Nation of Zambia in such a prestigious and competitive programme of the Commonwealth.