Lily Kudzro, a 27-year old social entrepreneur, emerged winner of the Airtel Nigeria sponsored Prize in Education Award at The Future Awards 2015.
The young Ghanaian social entrepreneur won the category which had Cynthia Onwuchuruba from Nigeria and three others, namely: Josephine Marie Godwyll, Abena Agyemang and McCarthy Lomotey as nominees.
The Telco noted that the decision to throw its weight behind the Future Awards 2015 and endow the Prize in Education was influenced by its corporate philosophy of enriching lives and promoting wealth creation through support for education. It is also its way of encouraging African youths towards academic greatness and contributing positively to the society.
Receiving the award, Kudzro expressed appreciation to Airtel Nigeria and the organisers of the award for recognising the potentials in African youths.
‘‘I am excited about winning the Future Awards Africa 2015 Prize in Education. And I say a big thank you to Airtel Nigeria for endowing the education category. Africa needs more corporate organisations to throw their weight behind such course and other important issues. Africa needs you, Africa needs all of us.”
Kudzro owns Devio Arts Centre, a social enterprise initiative, where she uses creative and digital art as a catalyst to stimulate constructive learning and creative thinking in Ghanaian children. The centre tackles creativity in communities and helps to build creative life skills through programmes that bring experts from the working field and makes use of technology to engage and train students on current trends.
She believes that children and young people can create and inspire their own future and can become change-makers in their communities. Kudzro hopes to impact on 100,000 African students within the next five years.
Airtel, through its CSR initiative tagged, ‘Adopt-a-School programme’, has consistently supported several primary schools in Nigeria.

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