In the past few days, two of TDT’s local officers have been honoured with significant awards.

First Mara representative and director of Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania, Rhobi Samwelly, was invited to attend Cloud Media’s annual “Queen of 2019 event” in Dar Es Salaam,  and left crowned “Queen of 2019”!

Then Kigoma Rural representative, Benedicto Hosea, received a Commonwealth ‘Points of Light’ award.  Every weekday a Point of Light award is made by the UK Prime Minister’s office, recognising an inspirational volunteer who is making a change in their community.

Sarah Cooke, British High Commissioner to Tanzania, said:

“I would like to congratulate Benedicto Hosea for being named the Commonwealth Point of Light. Benedicto has been recognised by the Her Majesty The Queen for his exceptional voluntary service with his organisation Mboni ya Vijana Group, (MVG), a youth run community organisation in Zeze village, Tanzania, that promotes sustainable agriculture and food security. Through his organisation, Benedicto has trained more than 347 people in the community and given starting loans to invest in their farms.”

Benedicto will receive an award certificate, signed by Her Majesty the Queen

Read about Benedicto’s award on the Points of Light website