Barefeet is being recognized for the work they do with the most vulnerable young people in Zambia. Barefeet has been working with vulnerable children in Zambia for over ten years, working to enrich the lives of children living in difficult circumstances, especially the children on the street and those with potential to get onto the streets.
Project concern International (PCI) is a global development organisation that drives innovation from the ground up to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardships resulting in meaningful and measurable change in people’s lives. Guided by the core values of integrity, accountability, respect and creativity. PCI envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future.
On the 24th of October 2018, 5 of the Barefeet members and one of the founding members will be travelling to the US in San Diego to receive this award on the 27th of October 2018.
This distinction puts Barefeet in the esteemed company of past honorees including Nobel Prize winner Wahu Kaara; the first Republican President of Zambia Dr. Kenneth Kaunda; Peruvian Economist and Nobel laureate Hernando de Soto; Founder of the Grameen Bank Mohammed Yunus; inventor and author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkumba; founders of the World of Children Award Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz; and founder of Kirk Humanitarian, Spencer Kirk