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GLOBAL PATRONS
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Peter Mutharika

Global Patron of World Orphans Day™

Peter Mutharika,
Former President of Malawi, won the 2014 general elections and was sworn as the president of Malawi on May 30, 2014. He won the election by gaining 36.4% of the total votes.

President Arthur Peter Mutharika excels in international law, comparative international law, and international economic law. He is an educator and a politician. He taught for 39 years at Washington University in the USA. He also taught at Makerere University (Uganda), Rutgers University (USA), and the London School of Economics (UK) among others.

In 2009, he was elected as a Member of the Malawi Parliament. Peter Mutharika served as minister of Agriculture, minister of Foreign Affairs, minister of Education, Science, and Technology, and minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

Gertrude Mutharika

Global Patron of World Orphans Day™

Gertrude Mutharika,
Former First Lady of Malawi, is this year’s Global Patron. She married President Peter Mutharika on 21 June 2014. Maseko originates from the village of Kapasule in Balaka District. She was a member of the National Assembly for the DPP between 2009 and 2014, having been elected in the 2009 general elections.

Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie

The Stars Foundation™ , Global Patron of World Orphans Day™

Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie
is the President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia. The Crown Council has pursued a mission devoted to the promoting a cultural and humanitarian role. His HIH Prince Selassie is currently focused on The Water Initiative for Africa, a 501(c) 3 in the USA patronized by Prince Ermias. Prince Ermias is also patron of the Haile Selassie Fund for Children in Need. He is the grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.