Honoree 2018

Honorees 2018

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI)


Dr. Chao Mbogo

Program Lead and Co-Founder, KamiLimu


Caroline Nyambura

HELD Sister Foundation


The Kesho Aliance

Non-Governmental Organization


Anne Cheboi

Senior Telecom Engineer, Safaricom PLC


Venoranda Rebecca Kuboka


IIado Galgalo


Halima Abba Ali


Josephine K Ndambuki


Uwezo Girls Empowerment Center


Samburu Girls Foundation


Cynthia Nyongesa

Cynthia Nyongesa, a law student at the University of Nairobi, runs a blog that aims to mentor and inspire the African Youth.

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Cynthia’s blog and social media platforms highlight and bring to life stories of young Africans who are using their life, leadership and business skills to positively impact their communities. Cynthia is motivated by the determination of African youth which is why she uses her excellent writing skills to bring both known and unknown youth stories to life; she writes and shares these stories so as to empower and inspire more youth around the African to achieve more.

Venoranda Rebecca Kuboka

Venoranda of Youth Changers Kenya, works with adolescent girls and young women (aged between 15-30 years) from Kiambu County.

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Youth Changers Kenya facilitates training and forums on sexual health, mental health and provides psychosocial support to victims of abuse. Venoranda through Youth Changers Kenya has managed to train over 8000 young girls and women on their sexual reproductive health and rights. Youth Changers Kenya plays a key role in fighting sexual violence in Kiambu County; it aims at engaging the boy child and other diverse groups in addressing societal vices such as teen pregnancy, contraceptives and sexual violence….

IIado Galgalo

Iladho Galgallo a member of Women In Technology program(WIT) is inspiring Marsabit’s next generation.

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Iladho Galgallo is giving back to her community by reaching out girls who experience different challenges such as; little emphasis on education, early marriage and unprofound cultural expectations. Having overcome many challenges to be where she is, Galgallo’s success story is part of the See & Believe Strategy, that strives to communicate to the people in marginalized areas that girl child empowerment through education is worth the investment and can indeed bear fruits..

Halima Abba Ali

Halima Abba through Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW) Kenya, mentors and educates young adolescents in Kilifi County on sexual reproductive health and rights .

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DSW Kenya has been able to support more than 4,500 young adolescent girls with free sanitary towels, underpants coupled with menstrual hygiene information; They have also trained parents and teachers on positive parenting and importance of parent-child communication. Through their initiative they have been able to retain more than 6000 young adolescents girls and boys in schools..

Josephine Kamanthe Ndambuki

Josephine Ndambuki is a principle strategy planning analyst at Safaricom; she serves as the Vice chair of Safaricom Sacco and the chairperson of the League of Young Professional.

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Josephine’s work revolves around impacting technology professionals, youth, women and girls in technology; she takes it upon herself to advocate for gender inclusivity especially in tech careers and service opportunities. As vice chairperson in Safaricom Sacco, she has worked together with her team to deliver robust yet aggressive marketing strategies to ensure a strong organization performance impacting over 10,000 members. As the chairperson for the League of Young professionals of Kenya, she leads a team of passionate leaders who ran vibrant programs for over 2000 members drawn from different professions and businesses..

Uwezo Girls Empowerment Center

Uwezo Girls Empowerment Center works to uplift out-of-school girls, single mothers and ongoing- schoolgirls from the vast Kibera slums.

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The Center trains and mentors the beneficiaries on life skills and entrepreneurial aspects which include fashion & design, computer literacy, modelling, and naturing the female football talent.Since its inception in 2011, Uwezo Girls Empowerment Center has impacted over 15,000 beneficiaries.; for instance their female football team, the Amani Queens, has produced footballers that have been selected for to play for regional and national league teams. The Kesho Alliance believes that the responsibility of ensuring a gender-balanced society is a collective role, which starts with equipping women with the much needed knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake roles assumed to be only for men.

Samburu Girls Foundation

Samburu Girls Foundation rescues girls in Samburu, Isiolo, Laikipia and Marsabit counties from harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, child Marriages and beading;

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Samburu Girls Foundation rescues girls in Samburu, Isiolo, Laikipia and Marsabit counties from harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, child Marriages and beading;.

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