My ideas, My concerns and My Efforts
There are two things that make me worry, my continent and women. As a young woman I am trying to help the best way that I can.
I believe the continent suffers from bad leadership and governance. To address this I have just started a blog where I comment on various issues that have affected Africa before and those that continue to affect it now. I want to provide a forum where people can challenge existing ideas and policies that affect Africa. It is also an avenue for providing information to masses.
As a woman I have a personal responsibility to help my gender achieve the best they can. The sky is no longer a limit. As said before I have I am in the final stages of publishing my first book, where I highlight the challenges young girls and women face, particularly in the African society, and how many are held hostage, by traditions, and by the fact that they are women. I challenge these traditions and rebel against them. Further information about the release and access of the book will be provided once it is out.
I have undergone a Leadership development training programme, and I have had leadership positions during my high school and undergraduate studies. I have discovered, there is a need to have more women in leadership positions in my country. There are very few women in leadership positions not only in Kenya but in Africa as well, and there are even fewer young women in the same. Those that are there face major challenges, and have learned through the hard way how to survive. This has lead to the debate and discussions of masculinity in African women in leadership positions.
Together with two other young women, we decided to start a project in the name of club, a leaders club. The aim is to mentor, train, inspire girls to dream big, and start taking initiative from an early age. The project emphasizes on formal education for girls, so they must be enrolled in school. The training will not only be theoretical but also practical, and they will be required to implement small projects that will positively influence those around them. This helps emphasize the concept of servant hood in leadership, it also helps the girls learn of the joys and challenges, they are bond to face, and how best they can be handled.
I have been forced by my dreams and goals, which I strive to achieve to leave my country for a few months to pursue my masters, and at this stage I have come to appreciate the importance of the internet, to the point that were it not for various challenges, that hinder continual access to the internet, I would have been by now a "web junkie".
I love reading creative works, and listening to stories. I also love writing. Music is a thing that appeals to my heart and soul, and I love moving to the rhythm of the beat.
As women let us always keep in mind that whether these are the best of times or the worst of times, we have two options, to either sit back and complain, or get up and do something to make better.