Where are you based?
I am from Nairobi and I live in Nairobi, Kenya.
What is your profession?
Independent Child Care Reform Advocacy and Senior Sales Assistant.
Why did you join Citizens 4 Change?
I joined by mere chance. I came across a call for a meeting of children protectors in East Africa on Twitter and thought it was a group I’d like to associate with and learn from, being the curious girl that I am. At the first meeting, I understood what the group was about and I made the decision that I would stay.
What motivates you to protect children?
If you are working on something that you really care about, you do not have to be pushed. I am motivated by the fact that there are children living in orphanages/child care institutions, compounded by the community’s lack of awareness on the further vulnerabilities these children are predisposed to by being in the orphanage. I find it interesting how child protection and what it encompasses is changing and evolving as we get informed by research findings.
What event have you enjoyed or found most useful so far?
I have found every meeting enjoyable, helpful and educative. There is always diversity going by what the members share in their pursuit to protect children. The input of Kate cannot go unmentioned; bringing in people to speak to us and her probing questions as we share, this brings out clarity and broadens our views.