Iam Wycliffe Sande, a Kenyan, 24 years of age and currently living in Kibera slums.
I was born and brought up from a poor but humble family in Mwibelenya village in Western Kenya.
Having completed my high school education, i moved to Nairobi late 2006 in search of a job. I didn’t find one but later learnt of Kibera Community Youth Program through a friend and that’s how I chose to volunteer my time with KCYP early 2007 rather than just idling around.
Below are of opportunities i got while volunteering with KCYP;
- 1 month training on computer basics and digital design at Nairobits School of design.
- 1 month training on reproductive health at Nairobits School of design.
- 3 day training on conflict resolution by Youth building bridges for peace in Kibera.
- 4 day training on entrepreneurship skills by K-Rep bank.
- 1 month training on clean solar energy by Greenpeace –Switzerland.
Returns to KCYP;
- Coaching students in the IT program.
- Overseeing daily undertakings of the then solar program as the program officer.
- Performing administrative functions at the directors’ request.
From an uneducated father and mother to an educated son! I really awe them much. This is why, while taking a closer look at young outstanding personalities, I see a world of possibilities because creativity, the urge to get things done and courage is the key that unlocks poverty.
I am a community leader who is motivated to see " a more positively transformed Kibera [in terms] of, infrastructure, information and knowledge exchange and above all unity of purpose for [the] people [of Kibera] this I will realize through different avenues; Organizing of Tedx events and what am currently doing at the voice of kibera -http://voiceofkibera.org
I like socializing, motivational speaking, working on new challenges/ideas and traveling.
“I see myself positively transforming lives of many – for i know my reality is limited but my imagination is limitless”.
- The power of information exchange for positive transformation is one that keeps me going, focused and exposed to lots of opportunities
This is an idea to promote out of school education especially to the youth who could not make it in the main stream educational system majorly due to financial constrains. They bring together knowledge loving young people across kibera once every week to impart rare skills to each other which would have otherwise never been realised in formal schools. Practical skills in public speaking/information sharing/mentoring and debating are the core areas the initiative focuses on. Other issues affecting the community are also deliberated upon and possible solutions identified. Certificates are not issued for we believe in peoples potential not certificates. TEDxKaranja will give this young Kenyans a platform to meet and share, discuss, network and discover there potential in life. It’s indeed worth sharing!
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