Princess Gaboilelwe Moroka of Barolong Boo Seleka, Thaba Nchu, Free State Province, South Africa.
She is the Daughter of late Kgosi (chief) Mokgopa Moroka and his wife Kgosigadi Gaongalelwe Moroka.
An activist, barrier-breaker, warrior and selfless advocate of health rights of children, youth and women, passionate about rural development, she is the Founder of the Princess Gabo Foundation that advocates and supports responsible reproductive, maternal and child health.
Previously she worked in the civil service with over decade of experience in public administration.
Princess Gabo as she is affectionately known is currently serves as :
- Member of the Free State House of Traditional Leaders and is the Leader of delegation to National House of Traditional Leaders, where she serves as member of the Executive and also chairs a special task team on Agrarian Revolution.
- The FIRST SADC region co-ordinator for Elite Africa, an organization for young African leaders
- Serves as Chair of Agriculture, Smart Villages/Smart Cities and Food Security for Women of Africa Arise
- the first President for the SADC region for the African Union of Developmental NGO’s.
Princess Gabolilwe is a recipient of the following International Awards:
- Unashamedly Ethical award of appreciation for her impact in society to stand up for ethics, values and clean living.
- The ‘Warrior’ change-maker award by Agrobiz (USA)
- Black History Achievement Award by COGIC (Church of God in Christ) – (USA)
- vice-rector’s award from the University of the Free State for excellence and outstanding commitment in community engagement.
She is also a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni from Indiana University, USA (a flagship programme for Young African Leaders)
All pictures courtesy of Princess Gabo.
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