Friday, March 2, 2012

Mission Rewarded - Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Spotlight on Yvonne Chaka Chaka (YOU magazine, 8 March 2012)

" A triumphant return for Yvonne Chaka Chaka from Davos, Switzerland, where she received the prestigious Crystal Award for her humanitarian work - the first black South African woman to be given the honour. This year Yvonne will dedicate herself to another cause: she's been approached by iStart2, an NGO dedicated to finding sustainable solutions in Africa.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Princess of Africa
with Shelley Buckle (Miss DeafSA 2011), Mbali Nkosi
Miss Deaf Africa 2011 and Miss DeafSA princesses.

Their work includes using art as a platform to educate and reverse the tide on climate change and conservation of the continent's natural resources. " I know malaria is affected by climate change. Because of increased and unusual rainfall we find more mosquitoes," she says.

And although she says she's waiting for her team of humanitarian advisors to find a link between iStart2 and what she does, she's keen to work on any project that benefits those most in need. 

" Everything I do is not for recognition," she says. "It's because I believe we can all make a difference, no matter how small."
Thank you Yvonne Chaka Chaka, you are the true Princess of Africa.

Source: YOU magazine, 8 March 2012

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