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Known For: Chairlady, Tangana Women Development Group
Amina Zuberi was born in Mombasa on December 29, 1957. Until 1976, she studied at Agakhan Primary and Agakhan High School. Today, she is married with five children and five grandchildren.
Ms. Zuberi holds a Graduate Diploma in Community Development and Resource Mobilization and a Diploma in Project Management from ALISON. She has attended several short courses including Human Rights, Gender and Governance, Counseling on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse, Lobbying & Advocacy, Corporate Governance, Paralegal, Reproductive Health, and Leadership Trainings. In 2006, she was awarded an HSC (head of State Commendation).
Ms. Zuberi is passionate about assisting orphans and vulnerable children in her community; she herself was an orphan. Ms. Zuberi volunteers most of her time to the community, educating people through media and different forums. She sits in the District Development Committee meetings. She also heads the Caucus for Women’s Leadership, based in Mombasa since 2003. Ms. Zuberi represents women in various capacities, attending meetings in the United States and Malaysia. She is the Chairperson of Tangana Women Development and sits on several boards. Finally, Ms. Zuberi is the Chairperson for Long Beach-Mombasa Sister Cities local committee and a Campaign Leader for Mombasa Water Accountability Campaign.
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