Meet our Host Nokuzola Ncube Smart, beautiful and intelligent Zola as she is passionately known is a Zimbabwean-Canadian who recently graduated with an Honours Specialization in Health Sciences at Western University. Her advocacy experiences range from local- advocating for diversity and sexual, reproductive health & rights in London, Ontario to advocating for health equity and gender equality at national and international levels.
Nokuzola was awarded the Take the Lead scholarship, a full first year tuition & residence scholarship for international public speaking. Nokuzola is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholar who’s collaborated with various organizations such as Education for Better Living in Tanzania, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, Plan International Canada & the Sexual Assault Centre of London. As a researcher, Nokuzola has collaboratively published a paper on effective care for children with medical complexities – allowing her to take a more academic lens to her advocacy.
Furthermore, she earned a Resolution Fellowship at the Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations 2018 for her initiative, OBD Ventures (Our Brother’s Desire): A social business venture tackling illegal migration through economic opportunity in rural Zimbabwe. She is passionate about health, education, equity, and global citizenship.
Fun facts: Nokuzola is a qualified dance teacher, an avid reader, and a lover of laughter & conversation
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