NOZIZWE Mother of Nations Trust director Iris Mhlanga has been nominated for the Women Changing the World Awards under the humanitarian impact category in recognition of her philanthropic work in Zimbabwe.
The trust is a non-profit organisation operating in communities in the country.
The organisation is known as Women’s Business Collective and is part of the Women Changing the World Global Awards being organised by Zimbabwean author and philanthropist Tererai Trent.
The book launch and awards will be held in London in February next year.
The nomination process is done annually from November with various people logging onto the web page to make nominations for the awards.
According to Mhlanga nominees have to wait for a popularity vote as the public votes for various categories.
Mhlanga was nominated for the Humanitarian Impact award.
“I am excited and nervous at the same time as this is my first international nomination for an award. Winning the award means recognition and exposure on an international level not only for myself as an individual but also our charity organisation.
“It’s a double-sided award in that I was also invited to co-author an international anthology called Women Making a Difference.
“The book is a collaboration with international women from various spheres where we get to tell our life stories as it were and give an insight into how we do what we do in life and why it translates to Mother of Nations. My part in this book is sharing my journey as a Mother of Nations,” she said.
Nozizwe Mother of Nations is a charitable trust which is a social impact organisation that assists communities with resources like food and wheelchairs for the disabled as well as school fees and psychosocial support.