Black Ireland

Salome Mbugua Henry of AkiDwA is one of Ireland’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs

AkiDwA is a national network of African women that aims to address the existing and changing needs of African women in Ireland irrespective of their ethnic / national backgrounds, traditions / religious beliefs, socio economic, political or legal status. Salome has volunteered tirelessly for this network and hopes to see it grow in the coming years.

In 2001 Salome Founded AkiWdA and was its chairperson for 3 years. In 2003 she was honoured with the RTE /Metro Media award for her positive contribution in promoting multiculturalism in Ireland.

Salome

Salome is a native of Kenya married and resident in Ireland with her husband and two daughters. She holds a qualification in Social Work from her native Kenya, along with a qualification in Women Studies and Equality Studies from UCD. She has over 15 years experience of working with disadvantaged and marginalised groups especially with women and young people, in Kenya, Uganda and Ireland.

In 2007 Salome was nominated to the Board of the Equality Authority.

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3 Comments

  1. angelashaw says:

    Congratulations to Salome. She's an amazing lady. If she ever gets tired of Ireland, we'd love to welcome her to France. This is a wonderful series about these fabulous black female social entrepreneurs in Ireland. I guess I'll have to come and visit this country afterall.

  2. Angela, be sure to let me know of other black female social entrepreneurs you run across in Europe. I'd love to profile them too!

  3. Angela, be sure to let me know of other black female social entrepreneurs you run across in Europe. I'd love to profile them too!

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