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Young Ivorian receives award in honor of Princess Diana

July 1, 2019 • Education, West Africa

Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho, recipient of The Diana Award 2019.

Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho, recipient of The Diana Award 2019.

Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho from Côte D’Ivoire has been granted the Diana Award, the highest accolade a young person can receive for humanitarian efforts or social action. The Diana Award celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019. The Award was established in memory of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The award is handed out by the charity of the same name and is endorsed by Diana’s two sons, The Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge.

Boho started providing free coaching to anyone applying for fellowships as a way of driving gender equality and furthering economic development. Meganne and her association SEPHIS established the “SEPHIS National Tour for Women Empowerment.” The association has raised over $30,000 in the past two years and has trained over 1,800 young women. Boho strives to provide young women with opportunities to enhance their career. To that end, Boho gave free French lessons to English-speaking participants at a fellowship with 100 young people from West Africa in attendance.

Boho is the Account Manager at African Media Agency (AMA) and has worked on events such as The Next Einstein Forum, Africa 2018 Forum and the Africa CEO Forum. “We congratulate all our new International Diana Award Holders who are changemakers for their generation. We know by receiving this honour they will inspire more young people to get involved in their communities and begin their own journey as active citizens. For over twenty years, The Diana Award has valued and invested in young people encouraging them to continue to make [a] positive change in their communities and lives of others,” said Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award.

I am very proud of Meganne who constantly impresses us with her positive impact on the Association. This distinction is a testimony that Meganne is a truly inspiring model for her generation,” commented President of Sephis Sefora Kodjo Kouassi on Boho’s award. “This Award is the recognition of Meganne’s dedicated work to women’s empowerment. We hope she will continue to inspire many young women in Africa to create a better future for generations to come,” added Eloïne Barry, CEO of Africa Media Agency. 

Edited by Kojo Essah

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