Photo comp: Briton Njama Mwanzangu, Kenya
Briton Njama Mwanzangu
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Favourite memory of the Award:
One of my favourite memory was the time I attended the Gold Awarding ceremony at the National Statehouse for the first time. I only used to see it on the screens and photos only. There was no time that I had ever imagined stepping into the Statehouse compound. Thanks to the award for the grear opportunity. The event normally attracts thousands of young people all over the country and I was happy to see young people who were determined to be world ready. Some sharing their stories of how the award has helped them and their community. Some of the participants that attended that day were special forces and inmates too, I remember a lady inmate who was pardoned by the President that day after asking for forgiveness while taking her award. It was a privilege attending the ceremony for the first time  courtesy of the award.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
One of the challenge that I ever faced while doing the award are the moments when I used to see people in need but i am not in a financial position to help them. There was a time during one of the Adventurous Journey when we came across two kids who were looking after their cattles during school time. We had to ask them the reason and they ended up telling us that they have no funds to pay school fees hence they had to look after someone's cattle so as to cater for their needs.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yeah sure. I took cooking as one of my skills in my Bronze level. I can now cook for myself and at times try to come up with new recipes and trying to cook new things through guidelines from YouTube.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
It was one of the moment when I was caught unaware, busy taking photos of the participants doing their entertainment presentation which participants celebrate at the end of every adventorous Journey whereby they imitate what they have gone through while doing their adventorous Journey. I just love how colourful the photo is with the green background which matched perfectly with my outfit that day.
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