Our accomplishments have led to the receipt of a number of awards, received by our CEO Valentine Nkoyo on behalf of Mojatu Foundation including:
- Princess Royal Training Award 2021
- One to one visit with Queen Elizabeth II
- Women’s Federation for World Peace
- Police Commissioner’s Office Award
- Sheriff of Nottingham Award
- Recognition for Mental Health Support by the NHS
- The Face of Kenya UK
- Mashujaa Award
Our Success story
“We are proud to have been instrumental in Nottingham declaring itself a Zero-tolerance City to FGM in 2016 and in our work of providing the model for other cities and regions in the UK and internationally to take a stance in a similar way .”
Valentine Nkoyo, CEO Mojatu Foundation
Our CEO, Valentine Nkoyo, Meeting with The Queen Elizabeth II
Our success has been wholly due to the trust and confidence communities and individuals have in as as working with and for them, especially when acting a bridge between them and the professionals and statutory bodies.
Secondly our multi-lingual and multi-cultural working is build around service provision which considers the cultural needs of the service users. This has enabled us to succeed in supporting multiple groups including FGM survivors, people with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seekers, and community organisations,
Thirdly, our work is centred around improving lives of girl and woman through education, training, health, safety and opportunity thereby having a positive ripple effect in the society An educated, informed and active mother is often a productive citizen and economically empowered, making her the most influential force in her community to break the cycle of poverty.
Winner of the 2016 Ambassador for peace for the Global Women’s Peace Network from Women’s Federation for World Peace
Princess Royal Training Award 2021
The award honours employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional benefits. The result is an award that highlights the range and quality of training that exists in industry.
Mojatu Foundation’s rationale for the initiative which achieved the Award, was our ‘End Female Genital Mutilation Together’ campaign. Research on ending FGM found that youths, religious and community leaders were most influential in ending FGM. Our Global Ambassadors for Change Volunteers programme, both Faith Leaders and Youth were engaged in the training, helped tackle misconceptions about religion and FGM, reaching members of the community we would not otherwise have reached.