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First Lady of Zambia Becomes 50th Anniversary Champion for Africa!

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First Lady Her Excellency Mrs. Esther Lungu was unveiled as Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Ambassador for Africa Region on 12 September, 2017 at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. Pictured here is SOI Board Member Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Her Excellency Mrs. Lungu, Special Olympics Organizational Excellence Chief Mr Denis Doolan and Africa Region President and Managing Director, Mr Charles Nyambe.

We’re proud to announce that Her Excellency Esther Lungu, First Lady of the Republic of Zambia, has accepted the role of 50th Anniversary Ambassador for the Africa Region.

In recognition of her support towards people living with disabilities, and as an acceptance gesture, Mrs. Lungu was presented with the title sash by Zambian Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Honorable Mr Moses Mawere and Africa Region President Mr Charles Nyambe during the 2017 Africa Leadership Academy, with representatives from 20 African countries.

Speaking during the ceremony at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka on 12 September, Mrs. Lungu said she was humbled by the gesture.

“My passion for persons with disabilities is not new to me. It is in my DNA, and what I have been doing even before I stepped into my current role as First Lady. I will immediately incorporate this task as one of the four pillars of the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust for inclusion of persons with disabilities."

About Me:

I am the Vice Chairperson of Special Olympics Zambia, 50th Anniversary Committee Chairperson for Special Olympics Africa Region and Director of the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia.

Related:

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/esther-lungu-gets-special-olympics-honour/