Wawira is the founder of Food for Education, a social enterprise that is leveraging community, parent and government partnerships at scale to expand national school feeding programs. Led by African women, Food for Education enables the most vulnerable to learn more effectively by leveraging technology and smart supply chains to bring high-quality daily school meals to children while supporting smallholder farmers.
Food for Education is creating a sustainable path to solve the child nutrition crisis for over 200 million African children. Through their mobile platform, Tap2Eat, parents pay for subsidized lunches using mobile money credited to a virtual wallet. In under 5 seconds, students Tap2Eat using wristbands linked to their wallets. To date, Food for Education has provided over 10,000,000 meals.
In 2022, Wawira was the recipient of the United Nations Kenya Icon Award. Other recent accomplishments include: