First Lady Esther Lungu arrives in USA for the Starkey Hearing Foundation humanitarian award

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First Lady Esther Lungu arrives in USA for the Starkey Hearing Foundation humanitarian award

WASHINGTON DC- Friday July 14, 2017 - First Lady Esther Lungu has arrived in Minnesota of the United States of America where she is scheduled to receive a humanitarian award at this year's Starkey Hearing Foundation “17th Annual So the World May Hear Award”.

The First Lady who arrived around midnight local time at Minneapolis St. Paul's Airport aboard Alaska airline was received by Zambia's Charge' d'affaires in Washington D.C. Joseph Chilaizya and officials from the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Mrs Lungu who is also patron of The Esther Lungu Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to work together in serving people with hearing impairments in Zambia.

At the 17th Annual awards Gala, the First Lady will be awarded as the 2017 Humanitarian Honoree joining other prominent personalities such as actor, writer and founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck, The Wilf Family Foundations, FedEx and Scott Borchetta and Sandi Spike Borchetta of Big Machine Records.

Mrs Lungu joins other notables like former British Prime minister Tony Blair, former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other notables to receive the award since its introduction in 2000.

The First Lady while in Minneapolis is scheduled to feature at the Starkey Annual Founders Club for a panel discussion under the theme "passion plus purpose equals impact".

The panel discussion will be moderated by Barbara Bush, daughter of former U.S. President George Bush.

Mrs Lungu is also expected to be treated to red carpet press interviews from local media of Starkey and other media like Fox news.

The First Lady will on Sunday at a Gala Night dinner awarded as Humanitarian Honoree where she will deliver her acceptance speech.

Former U.S. President and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton are also expected to attend the event.

Zambia is one of the 52 countries that are benefiting from the good works of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Issued by
Cosmas Chileshe
First Secretary Press and Public Relations
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
2200 R Street NW Mobile +1 202 413 1598 Fax +1 202 332 0826