Being part of Face of Kenya UK (FOKUK) 2014 has been an experience that I will cherish.
At first I was hesitant about joining the chairty pageant because it is an event that it out of my comfort zone. However, after I had read more about the pageant, what made me want to join is the fact that it encourages Kenyans in the UK to be charitable.
In addition to that, it has given me the chance to learn more about my homeland; the charity that I am supporting as well as, meeting more Kenyans in the U.K.
We have all been very lucky to be chosen to represent our charities as well as our motherland and I am very thankful to Janet Wainaina for choosing me to be part of a such a worthy organisation!
It has been said that "one cannot grow or learn without stepping out of their comfort zone" which I truly feel that I have. I am lucky to have a great group of friends (and influential people that i know), at uni as they helped me organise a fundraiser which i feel was very successful! It was the first time that I have organised an event by myself with the freedom to do whatever I wanted to help raise money for the little darlings of Matopeni.
It was a strange feeling having people ask ask me for direction but, I am very glad that I did it because I have proven to myself that I can:
1. Bring a crowd together
2. Be organised
3. Enjoy my project
4. Network with the right people
5. Challenge myself
With regards to Ingrid Education Centre ( IEC ), I have been trying to find find the right words to describe how happy I am that Janet suggested this charity to me. IEC is the main reason I decided to join FOKUK, these little children are the next generation that should be given the opportunity to make a difference!
I have been blessed with a family that support each other wholeheartedly! My Aunty adopted me aso that I could have a chance of getting a better education and that, is what what I want the children of IEC to have.
Thank you for your time.
Level 2 student| University of Lincoln