Matilda Chongwa

Events Manager

Matilda is a multi-award-wining Social Advocate from Sallynoggin, Ireland. She studied People Management at the University of Reading, UK and completed a programme on the Diabetes Pandemic with the University of Dundee, Scotland. She also has BA in Business Enterprise and Community Development, She is the CEO/Founder of Sunrise Foundation International which brings Irish Doctors and volunteers to Nigeria and other African countries on an International Diabetes Project that provides awareness and free screening for High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. She’s the organizer of the Mr. and Miss Sunrise International pageant and the famous Mr. Miss Valentine Ireland pageant which raises significant funds for charities in Ireland. She is the former director of Miss European Ireland and the brain behind the International Runway Achievers and Recognition Awards, an annual event in Ireland that recognises people in Pageantry, Fashion, Entertainment, Community and Social media. Matilda is also the founder and director of the World Diabetes Fashion Show. In 2016, at a prestigious ceremony that held in Germany, she was awarded the tittle of African Living Legend.

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