How Sponsorship Changed my Life

My sponsorship beneficiary experience is one without which I would not be the Nelson people know today – thanks to the generosity of total strangers. Looking back, I cannot be more grateful for the life-changing opportunity I got through these sponsorship programmes that allowed me to reclaim my life and make something out of the […]

My 13 Years Wait for a University Degree

Having waited for 13 years to achieve this milestone, I hope it inspires someone on what is possible when we remain hopeful, discover and pursue our passion, work hard and never stop dreaming. Whatever you desire is possible with determination. My encouragement is to never despair and to keep the faith. Go for it, as […]

To Help Other People: My COVID-19 Volunteering Experience

It’s been a truly inspiring journey that has now come to an end. I managed to feature seven out of ten stories, 70% if you will, which I am pleased to share with you. I have been touched by the work these young people from Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda are doing with so little resources. […]

Valuing People and Strategic Communications in Crisis Leadership

Sound leadership communication underscores the real importance of putting people and communications at the centre of crisis leadership. Achieving a blend between these two critical aspects is the hallmark of effective crisis and people management and can ultimately define the post crisis stability of an organization Nelson Opany As a leader, among the key considerations […]

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 […]

Combining Passion and Courage to Advocate for Change

A passionate environmentalist, Michael Khasindu has so far planted over 5,000 tree seedlings and inspired many school-going young people to love and protect nature. He has also been able to reunite some street children with their families while voicing community concerns to local leadership and community engagement forums. Through various community education events, many people […]

Diversifying Options for Youth Through Agriculture and Skills Training

In just two years, the Rainbow Youth Empowerment Village has empowered underprivileged young people in Nebbi with diverse agricultural skills in crop growing, grape farming and winemaking, beekeeping and tree planting. Many more have benefitted from skills training opportunities in the areas of small-scale businesses, agriculture, carpentry and mechanics among others. With mindsets changing and […]

Changing Lives of Deprived, Vulnerable and Excluded Children

With support from ChildFund Kenya as its biggest benefactor, Kisumu Development Programme has to date contributed to transforming lives of over 200,000 deprived, excluded and vulnerable children in the counties of Kisumu, Siaya and Busia in Kenya. By implementing child and family empowerment programmes in education, health and nutrition, livelihoods development, adolescent sexual reproductive health […]

Advancing Well-Being of Adolescent Girls in Rural Kenya

Over 2,000 primary and secondary school girls aged between 11 and 19 years from poor and vulnerable pastoralist communities in Narok, Isiolo and Marsabit counties have been empowered with information on menstrual hygiene management and access to adolescent sexual and reproductive health services. By the end of 2019, they had facilitated 25 sexual and reproductive […]