During 2013, the organisation of First Ladies against HIV and AIDS in Africa, met to deliberate on how they can make a long-lasting change for females in the future.
H.E the First Lady of Kenya, made it a responsibility to work toward eliminating new HIV infections among children and mothers. This year, the campaign is going to be focusing on matters regarding HIV, maternal and child health. This is a brilliant transition that is happening in Kenya and I am sure, that our First Lady will do wonders for all the women and children in need.
After the glorious weekend we had in London, with the First Lady running and completing the marathon as she was cheered on by many Kenyan supporters; it is truly inspiring to have an example that we, as young women, can look up to! We have all chosen charities that we feel we have a personal connection or goal to achieve with them and this is what, for me, the Beyond Zero Campaign represents. The hard work and passion behind the campaign, has encouraged me to achieve my goal with a different outlook on making a difference.
During Mrs Kenyatta's interview after her training in London, she was explaining her reasons behind running the London marathon and said something that struck a cord "...to involve the Kenyan people, to get them involved themselves, to join me. So that they can own it!"
The wonderful thing about charity events is that it brings people together creating a sense of unity among people; create a common ground that attendees will be able to share and most of all, it is an enjoyable way to learn about something new as well as, see what people (near of far) are doing to benefit the less fortunate. So I am thankful, for being inspired in more ways than one by our First Lady.