This Sunday at the Salvation Army Stanford le Hope we are holding our Churhes together service for the local community. We shall be considering the Discciple meeting Jesus on the Emmaus Road.
Our special guest is Betty Makoni founder of the Girl Child Network.
Betty Makoni(BA Gen, BA Special Hons) is CNN Hero 2009 for Protecting the Powerless and honoured by Nicole Kidman. She is Trustee for RESTORED UK. She has 27 global awards for Innovation, commitment and passion for her work to protect over 300 000 girls in Zimbabwe. She has inspired millions around the world to replicate the Girl Child Empowerment Model. Besides her work with Girl Child Network Worldwide and building many Girl Child Networks in Africa and world over Betty Makoni is a mentor, coach, trainer for many women and girls who want to do similar work.
She is a published author of a poetry book, A woman Once a girl- Breaking Silence which was recently launched in London. Her official biography, Never Again will be launched in five countries in June 2012. Betty is featured in best selling books to include Women Who Light the Dark by Paola Gianturco, On The Up By Nikki and Rob Wilson as well as main subject in the award winning documentary, Tapestries of Hope by US Independent Presidential Hopeful, Michealene Risley. Girl Child Network Empowerment Model which she started in 1998 has been singled out as Best Practice and included in University of Essex Journal for Human Rights 2010.