Angeline (Angel) Makore

SparkRead Founder and Women Deliver Young Leader

Angeline spent her childhood in rural areas of her native Zimbabwe, where her passion for humanitarian and advocacy work began. In 2012, she founded SparkRead, an organization which addresses and redresses the challenges faced by young people in marginalized communities with a particular focus on the empowerment of girls and women. Angeline's passion for social change also led her to volunteer with various non-profit organizations, including the Girl Child Network Zimbabwe and Young Women's Christian Association of Zimbabwe. At these organizations, she has focused on combating child trafficking, child abuse, and early, forced marriages; she has also worked to ensure young women's participation in conversations about socio-economic issues. In addition, she is also a member of the board of SistaAct Zimbabwe, a youth-led community organization that fights for women's sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth empowerment, and gender equity while also working to combat HIV/AIDS. Due to her advocacy work, Angeline has been recognized by various international organizations including Vital Voices, where she was a VVLead 2013 Fellow, and Voices of Women Worldwide, where she is a youth ambassador and served as an ambassador to the International Student Festival in Trondheim. Angeline is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. Above all, Angeline believes in harnessing the potential of young people in underprivileged communities and enabling them to be agents of social change.