Gerri Halliwell-Horner, also known as ‘Ginger Spice ‘, from the Spice Girls, has received an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in recognition of her work promoting and championing children and women’s rights.

She attended the graduation ceremony this Tuesday at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

During the ceremony, Gerri, 50, said: “I sincerely believe education is a superpower, we are learning machines and I am still learning.

“Education is power. It gives confidence and opens eyes, hearts and minds.

“It’s not just about making a living but about making a difference, to be true to yourselves and do what you love. ” 

Since she found fame in the 1990s, Gerri has championed children’s literacy and access to education through her philanthropic work and inspired women from all backgrounds to achieve their best.

She is also vice patron of Breast cancer Care and was a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for women for 10 years.

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