Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW): Qabale Duba

by Duke Magazine

Qabale Duba is a Kenyan social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Qabale Duba foundation, a community based organization geared at empowering pastoralists girls and women through education. Growing in a community whose school serves nomadic pastoralists children in the morning and the classes used as adult learning center by the illiterate parents in the evening, Duba aims to revamp education through her Qabale Foundation that is bridging the gap and empowering the communities in all aspects.

Duba is the first graduate girl from her village of Torbi in Marsabit county Kenya and she also dub as the first Miss Tourism Kenya Peace and Investment in 2014. Highly exuberant in community and youth empowerment, Duba emerged as Kenya’s representative in Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI 2016) in the United States. 

She was the guest speaker of the first ever African youth summit organized by Junior Chamber International(JCI).
Duba is a winner of many awards for her remarkable contributions in empowering rural girls and women in northern Kenya. Some of them are: McKinsey and company Next Generation Women Leaders Award (2017), Zuri awards (2019, Diversity and inclusions gender champion award in Kenya (2019), and Global Citizen’s choice award (2019). 

She holds a degree in nursing and a master’s degree in epidemiology.

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