Young Conservationists on the Rise

Amidst the novel pandemic, young leaders have continued to rise exponentially by actively engaging their communities and even organizing thought-provoking webinars around nature-based solutions to the current crisis. Hope abounds as among our 1.3billion Africans, the 226 million #youngvoices are loud and clearly in formation as the first line of protection. Behold, the young African […]

UYDP in Kenyan Team at the Global Power Shift Summit in Turkey 2013

Istanbul-Turkey, 30th June 2013The Global Power Shift (GPS) summit was held at the Istanbul Technical University in Turkey from 24th to 30th June 2013. It brought together 500 young climate leaders, 60 volunteers and 40 staff drawn from 134 countries across the world for training, building a global community of climate actors and to launch a new […]

On Behalf of Africa

A Speech written and read by Nelson Ochieng Opany at the official Closing Ceremony of the 14th International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the Cairo International Scout Centre in the Arab Republic of Egypt, on behalf of the Africa Scout Region. My dear brothers and sisters in Scouting, It […]

A New Dawn for Youth Leadership: Together we Shall Make it Happen

Dear Fellow Scouts, I hope that this boosts your optimism for the leadership of the National Scouts Youth Forum knowing my long time aspiration is to serve the young people of this association and beyond through passion and commitment towards better scouting. The Scouting Situation in Kenya I believe that the National Scouts Youth Forum […]

The Future of Scouting is in Our Hands

Motivation Text by Nelson Ochieng Opany, Candidate for National Scout Youth Chairperson, The Kenya Scouts Association 2012 I present myself to you all to consider electing me to become the 3rd National Scouts Youth Chairperson. We all make choices for a reason. It’s humbling, but in my heart I know it’s not just about me, […]

An Empowered Youth and Agent of Change

The Chairmanship Announcement Speech for Nelson Ochieng Opany delivered on Friday, 18th February 2011 during the Founderee Camp at Kimathi University College Grounds in Nyeri. Dear Brother and Sister Scouts, I salute you all in the name of our founder; Lord Robert Baden Powell. It is with great humility that I present myself to you […]

Rovering as Intended Book Launch Speech

A SPEECH BY THE NATIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KENYA SCOUTS ASSOCIATION AT THE “ROVERING AS INTENDED” BOOK LAUNCH DURING THE FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION AT KABIRUINI SHOWGROUND IN NYERI ON 22ND FEBRUARY 2014 Salutations • The Chief Guest; Cabinet Secretaries, Governors and Senators, Other National and County Government Officials present; • The representative of the […]