Hlubi Mobya in a Mozambique orphanage where WFP provides daily meals. Copyright:WFP/Richard Lee
A native of South Africa, Ms. Mboya is a critically-acclaimed actress known for her film and television career. She has starred in numerous movies and television shows, including the 2006 South African short film Shogun Khumalo Is Dying as well as the television series Behind the Name, Mfolozi Street, and Strictly Come Dancing. Ms. Mboya is perhaps best well known for her role as Nandipha Sithole, a HIV-positive character on the SABC3 show, Isidingo.
Since her appointment as National Ambassador in 2011, Ms. Mboya has conducted several field visits to WFP operations in Mozambique, Swaziland and Tanzania. In 2013, Ms. Mboya and nine other women from across the world climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of school meals and the strength of women. Ms. Mboya has also created various advocacy videos and print content as well as material for celebrating, amongst others, WFP’s 50th Anniversary and World AIDS Day.
Ms. Mboya officially helped launch the WFP Sphere Project (a WFP initiative that establishes a set of minimum standards that WFP and NGOs have adopted to their humanitarian work) and regularly conducts radio, television and print media interviews whilst providing social media support for WFP campaigns like C.A.R. Can’t Wait and the #ADollarALifeline campaign for Syria refugees and the emergency response for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.