Monica is Empowering the Less Fortunate in Her Community
Hello! My name is Monica from Kenya. I’m an Asante Africa alumni and a student at Egerton University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. After I attended the LEI Summit through the Youth Livelihood Program, I gained valuable leadership skills. I felt empowered and motivated to make an impact on my community. With my new skills, I sought to shed light on the rights of people with disabilities and people who are less fortunate.
I reach out to youth my age through mentorship and providing sanitary towels to the less fortunate girls. I also support an orphan who approached us for help with school tuition. With a few of my friends, we gathered some money and helped contribute to paying for his school.
In the images below, you will see that one Saturday we visited the Walk Academy Center, a school that helps orphans and children from humble backgrounds. Our mission was to show love and care to the kids. I felt honored to present a topic on mental health, too. It was a great time: we played, ate, and enjoyed the day with one another.
So as an Asante Africa Alumni I’m participating in the program of empowering the community to make sure that we show love to all, without discrimination. I’m working smart in my studies in order to be a role model to the girls in my community.