Viness Lourens Mangoye
Organization when receiving Katie Fleming Award from Coady: Panuka Trust
In 2002, Viness Lourens Mangoye was the founder and president of Panuka Trust, a community-based non-governmental organization (NGO) aimed to mobilize women from eight villages in the Nkandela region who are actively involved in adult basic education and income generation ventures.
“Panuka envisage a peaceful, gender sensitive Zambian society enjoying liberty and human dignity.”
Panuka’s mission was to spearhead a campaign against women illiteracy in Zambia, in order to eradicate illiteracy among women and girls, especially those from rural areas. Panuka focused on enabling all rural women and girls to be self-reliant and become recognized partners in the formulation and implementation of human and economic development policies, starting at village level.
Panuka envisage a peaceful, gender sensitive Zambian society enjoying liberty and human dignity.