Kenyan Inspiration

Pauline Long Empowerment And Mentoring Club

Pauline Long

By Meet Kenyans, 12 May, 2014

Recently awarded two (2) Lifetime Achievement awards by UKAA and HUHO, Pauline Long is a Kenyan born UK based entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, mentor, motivational speaker, writer, Music video director/producer and TV presenter.

Pauline Long's positive role modelling has also earned her the highest African Recognition Honour and Heroic Award, alongside Her Excellency the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda.

A firm believer in the power of passing on the torch and wisdom, she is the founder of “Pauline Long Empowerment and Mentorship Club” where she pairs mentors with mentees. Pauline Long has personally mentored many young people in the UK, something very close to her heart.

Through her dedicated service professionally, she has been recognised as one of eleven inspirational women in Europe listed on Black Women in Europe Power list and African Woman of the year in UK.

Pauline Long is also the founder of Europe's biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts (BEFFTA) which celebrates and promotes the achievements of a very talented and hard-working community often over looked in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts in USA, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.

Some high profile personalities honoured at BEFFTA Awards include veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, US producer and director Tyler Perry, Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and many more.

A wonderful mother and wife, Pauline Long's huge passion for giving back to children and the youth has led her to found the “Mr. and Miss East Africa UK” to encourage entrepreneurship through pageants amongst East Africans in the UK, while working closely with their counterpart (East African) children's charities.

The unquenchable passion for giving back to humanity has again led Pauline, to establish a “FEED THE STREET” children programme through The Shout Campaign solely funded by her. She has mobilised a dedicated team of personnel embarking on regular monthly exercises to feed street children in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania through this initiative with the main goal of eventually taking these children off the streets.

Pauline Long also serves as a Patron and Ambassador of Melqosh Mission, a charity supporting amputees in Sierra Leone.

Her prime focus among others in running their family business “East End Studios” (one of London's biggest independently owned film and TV studios. Next door to Olympics village and home to UK's and US biggest mainstream stars like Professor Green, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Wiley, Star Boy Nathan, Kelis, Azealia Banks etc.), has been to open doors especially for unsigned talented artistes whom she personally support and mentor.

She is also a fashion designer with a label Pauline Long Collection with a column on Europe's biggest African-Caribbean newspaper “The Afro News.”

Pauline Long's daytime global TV talk show “THE PAULINE LONG SHOW” (on SKY CHANNEL182 in UK also streaming live online at Ben Television: is being used by her as a platform to promote community projects, good causes and highlight on people empowerment.

Amazingly, with over 25 community awards for her service to the community Pauline Long continues to support several international and UK African/Caribbean projects. Charities including, Ambassador for African Achievers Awards, Ambassador for the SHAI FOUNDATION Christian charity that educates orphans in Haiti, Ambassador of Betty Makoni's (Face of CNN Heroine) Global Charity “Girl Child Network Worldwide;” a charity that campaigns and supports girls who have been raped and abused women.

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