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Two awards in one year for Principal Adila Budullah


Mauritius
06 December

A huge congratulations goes out to Adila Budullah, our Principal of Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Mauritius, who was recognised as one of the 100 most influential women in Mauritius and the top women contributing to the Art & Culture, Entertainment and Fashion on the island.

532 Women were in the running for this top award to honour the contribution of 100 women active in various fields of economy in Mauritius and Adila received the top award in the category of Art & Culture, Entertainment and Fashion. 

Adila said, " I humbled to be amongst the 100 Most Influential Women of Mauritius. I firmly believe that 'The meaning of Life is to Find Your Gift & The Purpose  of Life is To Give it Away' & I am blessed to be able to do so in many meaningful ways; making a difference in the lives of people." She said follows Ella Fitzgerald when she said: 'Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.'”. 

Adila Budullah stared her career in Lagos, Nigeria, where she was educating children. She was a General Psychology and Montessori Education background as well as being a certified yoga practitioner. She was recently finalist for 'Africa's Most Influential Women in Business & Government' and runner-up for the Mauritius in Arts & Culture in the 2017 IOC Regional Symposium & Awards held in Mauritius in August 2017.

Adila was appointed Principal of the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy in Mauritius to develop skills in communication and performance skills in children and adults. This taking this position she has attended many social events and offers free motivational speeches and workshops. She is actively involved in raising cancer awareness and violence against women, offering her services to train individuals in several organistations, giving women a much needed voice in the community and at home. She uses the performances arts through the Helen O'Grady Drama Acadey to perform plays within the communities throughout Mauritius to raise awareness on social issues that the youth and women are faced with and challenged each day.

Adila consolidated Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Mauritius under Embrace Uniqueness Ltd together with Aardvark Casting and other services such as Speech and Communication, Yoga classes and Motivational talks. She loves life and she is completely enthusiastic about encouraging and promoting the importance of self-confidence, creativity in communication skills, English language skills, self-esteem and mindful living in children, youth and adults.

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy's African Director, Duncan Rice, said: "We are so proud of this amazing achievement. Adila has a strong belief in giving back to the community and her work with the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy has been developing many confident expressive young people and adults in the community. She believes, as the Academy does, that to give a child a voice is one of the greatest gift we can give."




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