Jackline Okello

jackie-okelloChemistry, University of Nairobi
Transoia County
Project:Mentorship in Vihiga county
Mentors: Catherine Kaimenyi, Marilyn Nyabuti

Jackline was raised by a single mother. She realizes that destitution is one of the major elements that hold back potential and progress. She says, “My dream is to change my society and become a leader who touches other peoples’ lives with everlasting impact”

Mohamed Barre Ahamed

mohammedPolitical Science and Sociology, University of Nairobi
Isiolo County
Project: Education for youth
Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi, Michael Murigi

Mohamed’s father died when his was a young boy. Born to pastoralist parents, his father passed away when he was a young boy. He is from a region that is marginalized due to a hostile climate and intertribal conflict over grazing and water. Mohamed says, “PATHWAYS will assist me to improve my leadership skills and become a resourceful person in my community.”

Sheillah Siambe

img_20161120_134639Human Nutrition, Technical University of Kenya
Kiabugesi, Nyamecheo sub- location, Kisii County
Project:Farming in Kisii county
Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi, Shelly Okumu

Sheila is the first born in her family. Her parents did not have an opportunity to study though worked to help her achieve a basic education. Though it was not easy. Sheila had to wake early and walk in the dark for hours to reach school. Her dream is to work with the less fortunate in society.

James Ochieng Odhiambo

jamesBiotechnology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kisumu
Project: Provision of clean energy, biogas, for cooking
Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi, Monicah Wairimu

James is the first born in a family of four. After the loss of his father in 2012, he had to live with relatives as his mother struggled to provide for the children.all of us. While still in high school, he was the chairman of a community service group in charge of identifying students with genuine needs and distributing resources to deserving students and also formed a club that cleaned school toilets and the environment.