We had an opportunity to meet with Kenneth Lomaipong, a very simple man with jovial mood. His simplicity wouldn’t make anyone to believe he can represent Kenyan farmers in an investment seminar in Texas in September, 2013. Kenneth is the Chairman of Lelan Dairy Company located in West Pokot County in Kenya with almost 2000 farmers. In our quest to interview Lomaipong we met him talking to farmers who had brought milk to Lelan dairy using donkeys as means of transport. This is what he told us.
Jose ‘Pepe’ Mujica a former president of Uruguay has again offered his service to humanity with utmost humility. Known as the poorest president in the world but with a rich heart, Mujica has opened doors to one 100 children orphaned by the Syrian civil war.
Collins Nakedi is a down-to-earth youth from a pastoralist community in Kenya. He is dedicated to community work and has four years experience in community development. Being YALI 2015 fellow this is his story.
Emmanuel Kapalamula was born in Malawi. All his life, he has been living with populations that survive on less than a dollar a day. Twenty eight years later, he is doing what has always been his passion. He is working with rural women to improve health and nutrition through his non-profit organization: Nutri-Health Initiative. He is doing so through providing health education and training on establishment and management of vegetable gardens in Lilongwe’s rural districts of Njewa and Kalolo. This is Emmanuel’s story
Jovenal Nsengimana is a young diplomat who is devoted in community work. He is working in Uganda with UNHCR. Having been born in Rwanda, brought up in Uganda and schooled in Kenya, he is well versed with the challenges that women and young children undergo in life. Out of his busy schedule, this is what he had to say when I interviewed him.
Meet Chief Francis Kariuki from Lanet in Nakuru, Kenya who uses twitter as his greatest weapon to combat crime and solve various issues in his area. The tech savvy chief famously recognized for his peculiar tweeting routine has won himself so many awards including the recent tweep of the year award 2013 from SOMA award.The soft spoken chief who also uses Whatsapp had to say this when we interviewed him.
It started with a challenge: a group of IT students from Skopje, Macedonia, wondered how they could break down a huge set of data to make it easily accessable for young students. The result? Climate for Children - a multiply awarded set of interactive multimedia applications that support young students' understanding of climate change through interactive gaming. Team Leader Darko Bozinoski tells us the story behind Climate for Children and his personal motivation to engage for social change.
React & Change Organization is Brazil's first youth-led and online-driven platform uniting young people to work towards ending gender inequality. We spoke to Head of International Affairs Renato Dornelas to hear the inspiration behind the organization and the progress they have made since forming in 2009.