A personal message from Clare Hanbury…
On international woman’s day I would like to pay tribute to my friend and colleague, Bibiche Sangwa.
Bibiche and I have worked together on a nutrition and health programme in Mozambique since 2011. She arrived in Mozambique as a refugee from the DRC when she was 24. She fought her way into the education system and has been a teacher, educationalist and now development professional. With the money she has earned over the years she got a plot of land in Tete and, as each bit of money came in, built a bit more of the house. The house is now complete and lovely and even has a tiny little swimming pool in the front yard!
Without Bibiche the work we are doing together in Mozambique would not be succeeding. She is incredible. A teacher, a trainer, a coach, a fixer, a financial administrator, a researcher, an organiser… and a wonderful mum. Her son is now undertaking an interesting and promising course! And I could go on.
I’m am proud to call her MY international woman of the year.
Two weeks ago, government officials made us an extraordinary invitation – to two women who have never given up on an amazing project. Watch this space!mozambique healtheducation childrensparticipation Tete