Mohamed Barre Ahamed

  • mohammedPolitical Science and Sociology, University of Nairobi, graduated 2020
  • Isiolo County
  • Project: Education for youth
  • Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi, Michael Murigi

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, graduated 2018
  • 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.  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.

Lucky Katama Munga

  • iluckyArchitectural Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Kilifi County
  • Project: Mentorship in Mombasa county
  • Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi, Brian Maluki

Lucky was raised by a single mother in a family of five. Despite the recent loss of his mother, Lucky has been able to carry on and focus on his education and building his interpersonal and leadership skills.

Edward Kipelian

  • edward-kipelimoEntrepreneurship, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Kajiado County
  • Project: Farming in Kajiado county; training woman and girls on entrepreneurship and reduce female genital mutilization
  • Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi, Alphonce Oginga

Edward was raised in a Masai village called Olgulului. He saw in his village the struggles of girls and women, especially girls who had to undergo female genital mutilisation. His goal is to not only further his education and work in agribusiness and real estate, he would also like to help change his community.   Edward says, “My dream is to play an active role in my community by uplifting women and girls through job creation, empowerment and promoting education.”