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April 21, 2018
Nairobi, Nairobi

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International School of Kenya
Kirawa Road Nairobi City KE
Nairobi, Nairobi, KE
Event type:
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Amani Kiruga

I am Kenyan, a thinker/student, and my name begins with an A.

Ayuma Michelle

A young Kenyan woman with a passion for telling positive stories about black African women. That's why she write, create, and coaches women leaders using stories.

Fredrick Wambua

I am a Kenyan born citizen, a tech enthusiast and a conversation driver. I love engagements on futuristic innovations and ideas. With the vast knowledge in the research industry, I have transversed the research world, having have been involved in both market and social research, and monitoring and evaluation. With an accreditation from the Measure Evaluation, Carolina Population Center, I've been involved in translating M&E particularly, in Child Protection Policy in Kenya, and being a signatory also. I hold an Honorary Certificate from Austria in Social Media Consultancy. I've been involved in engagements around social media, with recent input in the Diaspora Policy and Open Data Charter. I run a social media management company, that addresses social media information asymmetry and closing digital gaps, while leveraging on business intelligence. I believe, that an organization with no social media indulgence, is like an office without a door.

Ivan Irakoze

An award winning spoken word artist and a co-founder & creative director of Ink Overflow - an organization which seeks to promote art forms such as poetry and music by creating platforms for artists to showcase their art. Also, a firm believer in the power of artistic self-expression.

Jefferson Kang'acha

I am a Kenyan citizen aged 19 years old. I am a social entrepreneur and technology enthusiast exploring the agricultural technology space. Upon completion of my secondary education in 2016, I established The Eden Hub, an agricultural technology initiative that seeks to modernize horticultural farming through automated hydroponic technology to ultimately help achieve food security in Kenya. Besides The Eden Hub, I run PALS (Peer Assistance in Learning Sessions), a voluntary peer coaching program that seeks to elevate performance of STEM subjects among high school students mainly from marginalized communities and rural setups as a basic foundation to breed the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. My aspiration is to positively shape history by catalyzing optimum transformation of Kenya’s agricultural landscape to attain food security ultimately contributing my share in achievement of vision 2030 which lies at the core of Kenya’s heart. Consequently, I aspire to offer my youth as an instrument of peace and sustainable development by exercising leadership that will elevate Kenya’s visions to higher sights, raise its performance to higher standards and build personality beyond normal limitation.

Maciej Sudra

International educator.

Melitus Ogana

I am Kenyan, I am an illustrator and graphic designer, and I aspire to produce my art globally for different fields of expertise

Nelson Munyiri

Kenyan, Resirding and Performing artist and Executive Director at Mukuru Youth Initiative. He aspires to use his music and influence to change his community and the world.

Pinky Ghelani

Kenyan, media Personality, content creator, producer, media maven, aspire to change the mindset and have people understand the meaning of loving themselves

Raphael Obonyo


Shan Robinson

My name is Shan Robinson. I am thirteen years old. I was born in South Carolina, USA. At the age of three months, I moved to Kuwait with my family. We lived there for three years before moving to Hangzhou, China. After living there for six years, I moved to Kenya. This is my fifth year in Kenya. I am from China, Germany and the US. My mother is Chinese, and my dad is German American. Both my parents are teachers. I have an older brother who is 19, and I am very close to him. I like learning languages, traveling, and working with children. Currently, I am learning American Sign Language, Spanish, and Mandarin, and I will begin learning German in six months. My goal is that someday I will be fluent in all four languages. In my lifetime, I am going to travel the world. Being a Third Culture Kid, I am grateful that I have had many opportunities to see more of the world compared to many kids my age, but I want to continue to travel so that I can experience different cultures and people. I also love working with children. I am a Red Cross certified babysitter. When I grow up, I would like to be an immigration lawyer. I want to be an immigration lawyer because it would give me the opportunity to help people who come to a new country for a better life.

Sven Ziegler

An advisor for micro businesses, German citizen living in Kenya since 8 years. I am married to Doreen and we have two children.

Vanshika Virmani

I've been in Kenya for about 4 years now, and I come from India. I'm very passionate about math, science and engineering fields. But on the other side, I’m equally interested in the social sciences. Learning about different theories in international relations and being able to make connections to better interpret human behaviour is my absolute favourite thing. Extending onto these interests, I want to get involved with political science when I grow up, so that I’m a part of civil service and able to make a direct impact on people’s lives.

Waiyaki Regeru

Kenyan, student, who hope to go on a study Law at University. After University I hope to work at a law firm and use my profession to make a difference.

Organizing team