OUR FEATURED STORIES OF IMPACT
Change making is a process and leadership is a journey. Each and every step of the way is equally significant towards achieving great desired milestones. This makes it profoundly deductible that working in social innovation and the impact sector is certainly a challenging yet ultimately fulfilling task. Just but a few elements needed to be input towards excellence are lots of sacrifice, long working hours and an unwavering commitment…
The beauty of life is that sometimes life-changing opportunities come when least expected. This is what happened to Swaga Khalfan, a participant and active volunteer in our student success program, 2018…
Muslima Essak is a member of MTY organization and a psychology student at the University of Nairobi. On 21st August 2019, Muslima Essak in collaboration with MTY organization and Fight against Depression Movement put up a forum for young individuals from different levels to discuss ideas and share experiences as a platform to raise awareness on mental illnesses, following the high cases reported on suicide among the youth in the country. Over 100 members of community graced the event…
When I applied to be part of the Ali Mazrui class of young leaders I really didn’t think it was a big deal, having attended several leadership programs that kept teaching the same stuff every time.
But when I got the e-mail that I was among the lucky chosen ones out of all the applicant hyped me up and made me look forward to the training.
AMYL was the stepping stone I had been looking for to step into the better version of myself. After learning the 7 c’s and knowing how to craft my own story just made me become a better person.
Despite having had a smooth early livelihood, along the way I have met peers who have shared grotesque stories of strife when they attended local public schools in semi-developed regions and ignorant areas such Garissa, where access to basic health and menstruation information was a struggle. A friend’s experience, when she was in sixth grade, she received her monthly periods for the first time and stained her skirt. Without knowing, she stood up and everyone was laughing at her. She was so embarrassed and did not report to school the following day. She was married off the same week and as we speak, she has 12 children and is living in abject poverty.
This experience ignited in me the urge to help young girls understand menstruation. Tracing my roots in Garissa, out of 20 peers whom we studied with at the same time, only 5 completed the eighth grade without getting pregnant. Every time I remember this reality, I feel hurt and even more passionate about issues affecting innocent girls from marginalized areas.
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