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Gloria Anniva

Program Coordinator – Healthy Households and Childrens Art

What do you do at TICAH?

I train on healthy eating, herbal remedies, common illnesses and the Kenyan constitution; working with vulnerable children in several informal settlements in Nairobi.  In these programmes I create safe spaces and use art for healing and also mentor young talent. 

What do you hope your work will do for the community you work with?

I hope that my work will provide communities with the information that will enable them to make healthy choices and take the initiative of their own health and well-being. I desire to see children protected and are able to grow up where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. Furthermore, I hope to see children equipped with skills that enable them to respond to daily stresses and challenges. I hope to see supportive parents have good relationships with their children.

What do you love about TICAH?

I love TICAH because of the unique work that we do and how we value beauty and relationships. TICAH promotes initiatives that aim to improve health at the household level and create spaces where individuals can share and learn about indigenous knowledge that helps promote well-being.

Share a little about your professional background

I have worked to support communities, bring about social change and improve the quality of life. I have also worked with children and families, empowering them to identify their needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities to improve their health. My work involves and engages communities in seeking solutions to the problems they face. 

What is your favorite food?

I enjoy eating fish with ugali and kachumbari on the side.