Hi everyone , my name is Emma, currently living in Leeds, England , born and bred in Kenya. I have a masters in Business degree from Leeds Beckett University where I currently work in the Leadership Centre - Business School. I came across this site while looking for a forum that brings Kenyans or East Africans together as its been hard to find something similar in Leeds. I have several causes close to my heart and children/young people in need of guidance/help/support is one of them . I hope to contribute to this cause while using this opportunity to proudly showcase the beauty that is our country Kenya.
While I find the plight of women who are in abusive relationships whether physical or emotional an urgent concern and would love an opportunity to address and prepare the young people to deal with this if it ever arises, my chosen focus will be on teenage mothers and will look into empowering rather than enabling them through encouragement, emphasis on continued education and project support where applicable to enable them find a means of subsistence that will be sustainable and will promote independence thus reducing the increasing number of homeless children on our streets and elevate the overall socio economic status of our country. I believe that it is key to also promote ways in which we can reduce the issue of teenage pregnancies mainly through talking, talking and talking!
The fact that this platform provides the opportunity to address the above while being able to represent Kenya in the UK and elsewhere and promoting the fact that we are a lot more than what some media may perceive us to be, that we are a strong nation that supports each other and a beautiful tourist destination made me want to be part of Face of Kenya UK. I have never participated in any form of beauty contest before either and thought I might as well try!
While this is definitely a tall order, I cannot go it alone and therefore do need your help in making this possible. Whether in an advisory capacity, monetary form or to help promote this cause through social media or any other form, it will all be highly be appreciated. Finally please do not forget to vote for me as this years Face of Kenya UK. :-)
My charity of choice is Imara international which focuses on Teenage mothers by providing a haven for them and their children while empowering them through education and general skills.
Please follow the link to contribute. Thanks .:-) https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/emma-mugi-turkington