Dr Sooliman, recipient of the 2016 Global Citizen Award

Dr Sooliman, recipient of the 2016 Global Citizen Award

Sadly so often Africa is seen as a continent in need of help, reliant on outside assistance for financial aid, so it comes as a welcome respite when one of our own is acknowledged for the charitable work that they do, not only on our shores, but around the world. Last month Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers Foundation, was awarded the prestigious Global Citizen Award by UK-based firm Henley & Partners. The prize of $50 000 (US), of which half is donated to the UN’s refugee agency, is awarded annually to an inspirational citizen who has made an extraordinary contribution to improving the global community – something that Gift of the Givers and its 200 strong-staff have definitely done over the past twenty-plus years!

A massive congratulations to 2016 eThekwini Living Legends awardee, Dr Sooliman, and the incredible team that make up Gift of the Givers!

Image courtesy of midsouthcoastrisingsun.co.za