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Zannah Bukar Mustapha

Nigerian lawyer Zannah Bukar Mustapha was honored with the 2023 Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award, presented in collaboration with the Andan Foundation, a Swiss non-profit humanitarian organization.

A highly regarded humanitarian and philanthropist, Mr Mustapha is the Founder of the Future Prowess Islamic Foundation, set up in 2007 to provide psychological, educational, spiritual and other developmental support to the children and widows affected by the insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria.

Mr. Mustapha played a critical role in mediating the release of over 100 of the Chibok school girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in a remote part of the country in April 2014, giving rise to the international #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

The school he founded in 2007 in Maiduguri — the capital of Borno State and the epicenter of the Boko Haram rebellion ­— now provides free education, meals, uniforms, and healthcare to children on both sides of the conflict as a sign of the reconciliation he hopes to achieve in the region.

From just a single classroom serving 36 students, the foundation’s school has expanded significantly under Mustapha's guidance, and today provides support to over 2,000 students between the ages of 3 and 14. The school has directly benefited a total of 7,000 vulnerable children to date, with over 4,000 students successfully graduating and gaining admission to secondary institutions.

Zannah Bukar Mustapha

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