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Annah Matsika

2023 Fellow

VV Visionaries

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Focus Areas

Economic Empowerment
Social Entrepreneurship

Annah Matsika is the founder and director of 1 Million Girls – an initiative that seeks to support girls from difficult backgrounds and survivors of sexual abuse to access education and transition in life. The dream of 1 million girls is to see more girls liberated and empowered through education, skills development, and finding themselves. Matsika is also the co-founder of Section7, an initiative that uses the constitution as a platform for community building and empowering young people to demand and defend their rights. Moreover, she is the Academic Director at theSxoll an initiative that builds leadership capacity among young people in Zimbabwe to reimagine the future they are likely to live in. Matsika believes in the power of philanthropy to support, rebuild and live for a cause bigger than oneself.

“As a visionary leader, I strive to give a fighting chance to every girl regardless of her background or past experiences.”