MEET OUR YOUTH CLIMBERS
23 years old, KenyaI was born and raised in Mukuru Kwa Njega on Eastern side of Nairobi. I am 23 year old, mother of two - 8yrs and 2yrs old. I went to Baptist primary school Lunga lunga and later joined CTC Chaminary training school in Mukuru slums (Eastern side of Nairobi) for a tailoring course which lasted for one year. I am a member of Sisal youth group where we have different activities including garbage collection, rental houses, toilets for hire and water kiosk which acts as an Income generating activities for the group. Currently I play for AMSHA football club based in Kwa Njega slums, Nairobi. I hate violence in the slums which most of the time leads to rape and drug abuse. If I was given an opportunity I would change the environment and provide clean water for my community. I think I have a responsibility to play in changing the community by being part of the community. Although I am a victim of early pregnancy I am motivated by my sons. Apart from playing soccer, I coach under-14 years and also support dream girls club by encouraging young girls to stop early pregnancy.
20 years old, KenyaMy name is James Njoroge, a 20 year old boxer from Trinity Boxing Club supported by KI in Kibera. I am the assistant captain and a photographer and help in taking photos for the club’s photography income generating activity. I don’t have a professional background of photography but I just gained interest and that is what motivates me .I went to primary and secondary in Kibera but I was not able to further my education since my parents were not capable to pay for my college fees. I also do manual jobs to support my family. Kibera is a good place but the rate of crime makes me not to like it so much – crime in Kibera is because of the unemployment. I believe there is a lot of potential and we can change Kibera by involving youth in boxing and other sports. I have influenced young people to join boxing and many have developed an interest in photography.
William Juma Onyango
21 years old, KenyaI am 21 years old and live with my family in Alego, Siaya County, Kenya. In our family, we are six children and I’m the last born. I sat for my national examination, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2017 at Barding Boys High school and scored an average grade of C+. Earlier on in 2013, I stayed at home for two years without going to school because my parents couldn’t afford to pay my school fees at Kibos Secondary School in Kisumu. In 2015 my aunt took me to Barding High school at form two level where I proceeded with my education up to form 4 level. Now am looking forward to joining university in September 2018 to study electronic engineering. I am very glad for this opportunity to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro since it will enable me to socialize and interact with new people and learn new ideas while there. Besides, I will also learn about the climate, topography, creatures and cultures of different people. This trip will provide me with an avenue for positive life experience which I look forward to share with other young people at Sauti Kuu Foundation.
22 years old, TanzaniaMy name is Glory Stewart a.k.a happy, and I am 22 years old .I was born in Marangu hospital and I come from Marangu village which is on the foot of MT. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. I am a Christian. I went to school in Marangu Mazoezi Primary School from 2003-2010 up to standard/class 7 and later from 2011 I went to Darajani Secondary School where I completed Form 4 in year 2014 . From year 2015 I joined College of Business Education CBE in Dodoma up to year 2016 when I dropped due to having a baby and not being allowed to return to the school. I work closely with Rotary club of Marangu, a partner of KI, and I say thank you for supporting me and giving me this opportunity in life. I want to be a team leader in my community and change my community to be much better.