This summer, I'm interning at a great new nonprofit organisation called Be the Change- Kenya (BTCKE). This attempts to empower local people to best be able to help run local organisations and to reduce dependency on international aid. Right now, Be the Change is working to help eradicate child poverty in Kenya. They train directors of children's homes, and partner with various young adults who work with these homes. These young adults are also trained in various skills such as leadership.
While I'm here, I will be working on two things primarily; I will be meeting with and evaluating the young adults that BTCKE works with, and I will be helping to increase the development work that BTCKE undertakes by recruiting local partners, and helping to spread the word.
This summer, let's do something to help! More information can be found at their website below:
If anyone is interested at all in helping, please do not hesitate to get in touch! Many Nairobians who work in fields such as management consultancy and the like have volunteered to coach these young adults and directors. If not this, then we are looking for people to host small awareness events, and donors too!
It's time to step forward and facilitate change ourselves; waiting for someone else to take initiative will not get us anywhere!
Looking forward to being the change,
Life's a journey, and I love exploring. I believe we should live well, love much and laugh often. Twende!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Be the change you want to see in the world
Posted by The Kenyan Nomad at 11:35 AM
Labels: Be the Change- Kenya, BTCKE, child poverty, executive mentorship, kenya, leadership, Marshall Ganz, Nairobi, NGO, nonprofit, Sewanee, youth empowerment
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