I have not met many Kenyans living in London and especially living in the south east of London. So meeting all the girls has been lovely and so many coming from all across the country. It was also a chance to make friends and I did actually find out some of the girls have been to the same family parties as me.
I found fundraising the most difficult part of my journey with my exams only finishing on the Wednesday. Although I raised as much as I could and will continue as my cousin is the head of the charity I am fundraising for.
I am glad I joined this event as it is not only a beauty pageant but we are ambassadors of Kenya not just through beauty but through intelligence also.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
IMPACT YOUTH TRUST
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the 2014 Face of Kenya 2014. Ms. Jackline Edwards sent us £200 that will go towards the implementation of the Hype Choir Arts project that targets musically talented high school students from low income areas of Nairobi. We believe that talents need to be incorporated in youth development and as a means of generating a sustainable income.
The money will go towards renting a space and hiring equipment that will be used for the first auditions of the participants of the hype choir. The event will be held on the 16th of August 2014 and will subsequently be carried out semi-annually so as to get the best suited students for the program. We are partnering with Penya academy which is a well established music school in Kenya to generate a holistic curriculum that will provide both musical and individual mentorship for the participants. We are initially targetting schools within Mathare, Starehe adn Kamukunji sub county and will expand the project county wide before the end of the year.
We look forward forward to partnering with you and working towards empowering the youth of Kenya. Please contact me for further inquiry.
Impacting Youth Trust.