"This is an award that we did not enter but Clover Mama Afrika was identified as a respected project who isn't afraid to think outside the box," says Prof Elain Vlok, Clover manager of the Clover Mama Afrika Trust.

"Clover Mama Afrika features among other respected winners under different categories from:
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Botswana and
  • Egypt," adds Vlok.
"This is truly a proud moment for us all and we thank our Clover Exco team and project partners for their continued support that enables us to be recognised beyond our borders, Vlok says.

The CEO Today Africa Awards recognises, identifies and honours respected companies and their c-level executives operating within Africa. The finalists were selected by their editorial team to contest for the various regional categories.

The award categories included:
  • Product Quality
  • Service Delivery, and
  • Corporate Social Responsibility.
The CEO Today Africa Award, which is published in the United Kingdom, will be available in print and is also be available online for the next 12 months.

Clover Mama Afrika says that its ethos is 'Ukwakha Isizwe', which means 'building and nurturing our nation'. The project sets out to alleviate poverty by facilitating self-sufficiency initiatives. Vlok embarked on the project 16 years ago.

At the heart of the project are appointed 'mamas' who act as pillars of strength in their communities. These mamas contribute greatly to the advancement of their communities.

They aim to empower community caregivers with practical skills, which they pass on to others, to earn a sustainable income and to better service their communities to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

"I graciously thank the team at CEO Today Africa for this fantastic award of recognition, which serves as a huge reminder of the hard work each one of us at the project, and each one of the mamas do on a daily basis, to make this project as successful as it is," concludes Vlok.

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