Varaidzo "Vee" Kativhu honoured with one of the UK Prime Minister's Points of Light awards

Vee Kativhu was recently honoured with one of the UK Prime Minister's Points of Light awards. Kativhu received the award in recognition of her work as an educational activist with her platform Empowered by Vee. 

Varaidzo "Vee" Kativhu and Prince Harry
Vee Kativhu and Prince Harry during the 2023 Diana Awards

Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Every week day the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award.

Vee Kativhu's letter from the UK Prime Minister
Image: Twitter/VeeKativhu

With the award, Kativhu received a letter from the Prime Minister expressing his gratitude for her efforts in improving access to education for thousands. The educational activist in turn wrote a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to reaffirm his support of education by allocating 15% of aid towards global education efforts.

Echoing your words, Prime Minister, “Education is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet.” It’s a powerful tool that promises brighter futures for young individuals often sidelined. Yet, with over a quarter of a billion children worldwide deprived of schooling, the reduction in the UK’s funding for global education presents a paradox to our shared objectives. In this light, I urge the UK government and all political entities to reaffirm their commitment to education by allocating 15% of aid towards global education, as per the global benchmark. - Vee Kativhu

Kativhu's "Empowered by Vee" seeks to bridge the gap between student ability and self-belief to restore academic confidence. It has over 17,000 students in its network and has so far had more than 2,000 conference attendees. Kativhu's educational YouTube channel has also amassed over 275,000 followers and hundreds of thousands of views.

Vee Kativhu's Points of Light certificate
Image: Twitter/VeeKativhu

Varaidzo "Vee" Kativhu is a recent graduate of both Oxford and Harvard Universities. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to diversity and empowerment, receiving accolades such as the Diana Award Legacy Award from Princes Harry and William, the United Kingdom Rare Rising Star award from Members of the UK Parliament, and the Diversity Champion award from Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor.

Kativhu is also a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals selected by the United Nations for the 2022-2024 period. In June this year, Kativhu (a former Diana Award winner herself) co-hosted the 2023 Diana Awards with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.

She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and hopes to continue working alongside other changemakers to address the pressing issue of the 130 million girls who are currently out of school.

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