Ghanaian media entrepreneur, actor and social activist, Peace Hyde, has received an award for Social Impact at the 9th African Achievers Awards held at the United Kingdom’s House of Parliament.
The Awards was held at the House of Commons, House of Parliament, the United Kingdom on July 11 with a lecture series under the theme: ‘Initiating Diaspora Investments for a Diversified African Economy.’
Joining the illustrious list of change agents this year was Hyde, the 2018 Obama Foundation Africa Leader and founder of education non-profit, Aim Higher Africa.
Receiving the award under the African Social Impact Category, Hyde was honoured for her transformative and leadership role in helping African youth achieve their fullest potential through education and entrepreneurship development.
Her Aim Higher Africa skills acquisition centre in the Nigerian tech hub of Yaba, Lagos has so far provided training to thousands of unemployed youths, equipping them with skills ranging from Design Thinking, Fashion, Social Media, Entrepreneurship development while providing start-up funding as well.
The non-profit has previously empowered some 4000 grassroots entrepreneurs and helped them to scale their businesses, thereby providing employment opportunities for unemployed youths in impoverished communities across Ghana and Nigeria.
The African Achievers Awards has consistently honoured great Africans in Leadership, Young Achievers, Community Builders to Captains of Industries across the continent. Past recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Nelson Mandela Foundation; H.E. Jakaya Kikwete former President Republic of Tanzania; Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation; Kofi Annan Foundation; Justina Mutale Foundation; Dr Justina Mutale, The African Development Bank (AFDB) and others.