In 2015, we reflect on the many things that our ladies have done and can do that the society has not realized. This year, Kenyayote is thankful for the amazing young ladies who are transforming the society through what they are doing. The future looks bright for gender equality. We wish we could have listed all the young ladies that have overcome all the odds to be where they are but here is a list of five
1. Martha Chumo
Martha Chumo established The Dev School in 2012 after she was denied a visa to US. The Dev School offers open courses, coding clubs in public schools in Kenya, tech camp for kids, app development and web design. She has been featured on CNN, BBC News, UNESCO, MADISON RUBY among other top companies for his outstanding job. The aim of Martha Chumo establishing the Dev School is to give every young person in Africa the opportunity to learn how to code.
2. Grace Mageka
Grace Mageka is a pan African youth advocate, activist and leader who advocates for better youth policies in Africa. She is also a mentor, social change maker, a counselor and an innovator doing everything in her power to transition her community. She is a youth champion for the Post 2015 development Agenda at the Voice Africa’s future campaign which is an initiative for African monitor. She is the current East African Regional Coordinator at African Youth Association of Non-Governmental Organization (AYANGO).
Her aspiration is to inspire young people to develop skills and networks to build their countries and communities.
She is a 22 year old student leader at Strathmore University pursuing BCOM-Marketing. She is a blogger and was once nominated for 2014 SOMA awards. Esther Kinuthia also received the Business Daily annual list of women award for the Top 40 under 40 women in Kenya 2014. She owns and runs the Miss Independent blog and is known by many as Miss Independent
Maimuna Said is a student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). She was the vice chair of JKUAT student body (JKUSO). Maimuna Said serves as the Maendeleo ya wanawake Chairlady, Wajir County-Batalu Ward. Maimuna Said loves community service particularly disability and gender advocacy.
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5. Naomi Mumbi
Naomi Mumbi is an 18 years old girl who was born in Kiambu. He is perhaps the youngest in this list. She has broken all the barriers put in place by society particularly for women as well as poverty and is now inspiring fellow girls.
Naomi Mumbi has completed her secondary school education and is a participant in a program that trains young girls on gender and personal development. There is a long inspiring story behind this lady.
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