What do you do at TICAH?
For the Healthy Household program, I manage the Healthy Seed Calendar outreach in schools with an aim to promote value discussions, herbal remedies, bills of right and history to boost children self-esteem and leadership skills. For the Indigenous Knowledge and Culture program, I plan, coordinate and implement activities with indigenous women and herbalists.
What do you hope your work will do for the community you work with?
I envision communities that are inclusive, diverse and holistic in their learning. My hope is traditional women are able to reclaim their spaces by being empowered, tapping into their strength and taking up collective action.
What do you love about TICAH?
TICAH has allowed me to be creative and daring . No idea is small and you are given a chance to always try what you believe in.
Share a little about your professional background.
Empowered at a younger age by the Binti Pamoja program at Carolina for Kibera, my background runs down to the last 10 years supporting youths in Kibera through training on leadership, performing art and charity. I started volunteering with TICAH in 2014-2016, as an assistant coordinator in the calendar outreach program (Kibera, Majengo, Viwandani and Korogocho) and later on in 2017 - present as a program coordinator. My passion is in women, youths and children empowerment both in livelihood and economic development. I have also participated in several fellowships and training such as dynamic facilitation skills, time travel methods, restorative justice, inner dimensions of climate change and indigenous women engagement.
What is your favourite food?
Having worked with different communities, I have found love in traditional food. My favourite is ugali, kienyeji vegetables and home fermented milk.