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'A world where young people are empowered and inspired to exploit their full potential and participate effectively in decision making processes at all levels of society'
We do believe in a Kenya where young people are empowered to be able to exploit their full potential and participate effectively in decision making processes at all levels of society.We further believe that young people are endowed with the requisite potential to make contribution to national transformation.
At the moment the reality is that youth are in the periphery of national discourse and many of them are not adequately prepared to meaningfully engage in processes leading to societal change.
Some of the reasons for these are; lack of good role models, limited capacity in leading change and limited space to engage.
We therefore design and execute impact-oriented mentorship programs based on real needs and opportunities for youth leadership. We support them to foster successful roles in leadership [...] Read More
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“Our flagship project as Emerging Leaders Foundation is Ladies of Splendor which is a platform that provides a safe space for young women in leadership to get together, learn, share their stories and get empowered through training and mentorship. This happens regularly through training sessions, picnics and retreats, readings, and community service.”
Ambassadors of Change
Aphline Owiny Otieno
Was born on 3rd March 1990 and holds a diploma in Journalism and mass communication from Multimedia University College and currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Development studies. She has worked as a volunteer and employee for the Rural Women Peace Link in Eldoret, as a documentation and communication officer.Her experience in this organization opened her eyes to how vulnerable women and girls are in the society. With a background in media and exposure from RWPL, she wants to give back to the community and improve the lives of both men and women in our society. This is so because she believes media is a powerful tool that can be utilized to bring change and create awareness in the community. If individuals know their potential, it’s a step towards making the world a better place.
Maureen Wanyonyi is a certified Trainer of trainers currently working on part time basis at National Democratic Institute (NDI). Her work revolves around supporting strategic planning and budget implementation. Ms. Wanyonyi also has significant experience in community mobilization and networking, capacity building for youths, communication solutions, activism for gender inclusion and equity and data analysisHer knowledge, skills and competence have been solidified through assignments undertaken in various organizations including [Center for Multi party Democracy, Christian Democratic Institute, Kenya national bureau of statistics among others]. She is a finalist student at University of Nairobi pursuing a Bachelor in Economics and Statistics. Besides, she is in the process of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
Stella is a student taking in political science, communication and sociology. She is 20 years old. She is an actress and would like to use art to impact on society. Before the end of year therefore, she intends to start up an initiative that will work towards empowering students especially those from rural public primary schools on issues such as ambition, decision making and bringing change to society.She believes that through art, we can teach children how to draw, recite poems as well as create them, and to sing.