Buumba continues to defy all odds not only in Zambia, but regionally and internationally. In the last quarter alone she has received five local and international awards namely: The Zambian Woman of the Year: Cry of An Orphan Award; Outstanding African Motivational Award; African Image Maker Award; and the 100 Iconic Women World Award (alongside world leaders like German President Angela Merkel, Hilary Clinton, Melinda Gates, Indira Ghandi, Christine Lagarde and Wangai Matari!)
Buumba poses for a photo with some of her awards. Photo credit: Buumba Malambo
To date, she has received 21 awards and currently supports 590 children though her Mwana Apunzile Scholarship under her charitable organisation, Buumbalambo. In July 2017, she travelled to Mauritius alongside SAfAIDS Executive Director, Mrs Lois Chingandu, to participate in the first ever Women’s Parliament for Africa. She was chosen as the Southern African Ambassador for African Achievers International.
Buumba is a dynamic humanitarian and the founder of both the Buumbalambo Foundation – started when she was just 16 – and the Mwana Apunzile Scholarship Fund, which she began in March 2015. She is a social work graduate from the University of Zambia and was appointed as Mufulira Youth secretary by Mufulira Town clerk at age 15.
Today, she is a Councillor for Magoba Ward in Kafue District and the youngest politician in Zambia. She is the youngest serving member of the Ministry of Gender and of the Child National co-ordinating committee and has worked with the Ministry of Child and Gender to organise events related to children. Her humanitarian work has given her the privilege of sitting on great platforms like the Queen’s Young Leaders Advisory Panel, where she met Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, in June 2015.