Photo comp: Briton Njama Mwanzangu, Kenya
Briton Njama Mwanzangu
Award Level:
Favourite memory of the Award:
One of my best memory is when I got the rare chance of meeting HRH Prince Edward on his visit in Kenya this year. We were had attended a youth dialogue which was organised by our National Operator whereby youths from different higher learning institutions in the country had met. He joined the groups and listened to the conversation that was going through and also gave his views on the topics that we were discussing about. We also asked him some questions and got first hand information from him. It was trully a privilege since there were a lot of people and dignitaries that he could have met but He chose to meet with the young generation and having a talk with them. I will always live to remember that moment.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Some of the communities in the country are really not aware of the award. Sometimes we are faced with hostile community members. I remember there was a time while on one of our expedition some kids attacked us with stones after we declined their demand of leaving one of our lady participants to them. Lucky us no one was hurt on that day since the participants collaborated and defended the ladies as we moved away from them. We reported the issue to some parents and promised us that they will look into that matter and punish the culprits.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yeah sure. I have been applying my leadership skills in my community during the holidays. There was a time I was appointed as a sub county youth representative of one of the best political party in my country.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
I took this photo on one of the sunset viewing days with my fellow participants. This photo describes the new rise of a generation of young people that are well equipped to become world ready. It shows the joy of them being in the Award and getting to know and understand their passion and position in the society and that they are ready and they can do whatever the society thinks they can't since they are a young generation and despite other youthful challenges they may be going through.
Award Role:
Award Leader