2016

Angeline Makore

Angeline spent her childhood in rural areas of her native Zimbabwe, where her passion for humanitarian and advocacy work began. In 2012, she founded SparkRead, an organization which addresses and redresses the challenges faced by young people in marginalized communities with a particular focus on the empowerment of girls and women. Angeline’s passion for social change also led her to volunteer with various non-profit organizations including the Girl Child Network Zimbabwe, Young Women Christian Association Zimbabwe, and SistaAct Zimbabwe. At these organizations, she has focused on combating child trafficking, child abuse, and child marriages. She has also worked to ensure young women’s participation in conversations about socio-economic issues. Angeline has a Bachelor’s of Science Honours in Psychology from the Zimbabwe Open University. She won the Vital Voices Leadership Fellowship in w013 and the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award in 2016. Above all, Angeline believes in harnessing the potential of young people in underprivileged communities and enabling these young people to be agents of social change.

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