Emma is from Eastern Zambia and is the seventh born in a family of eight children. She was awarded a Canon Collins scholarship to study for her PhD in Anthropology at Rhodes University, graduating in 2015. Her greatest challenge has been balancing school and family responsibilities. Emma’s long-term doctoral studies required her to spend a lot of time away from home collecting relevant data and thesis writing, and away from her young daughter. Despite the challenges of her doctoral studies, Emma was determined to succeed and become a great role model for her daughter and all other young girls within her community and elsewhere.
Starting and successfully completing her doctorate degree – a dream come true.
Social development research; mentorship for girls in poor families.