Photo comp: Briton Njama Mwanzangu, Kenya
Briton Njama Mwanzangu
Award Level:
Favourite memory of the Award:
I really have a lot of memories while doing the award. My silver expedition was my best Expedition I ever did during the award. I remember on the last night of our expedition we had the best camp fire ever which was made by one of our volunteers. We circled around it sharing stories and memories of the award which some sent us laughing until we could no longer laugh anymore. There was a time that night we danced to our local songs some we couldn't understand but we still joined and danced to our level best. There also came a time when people said their experiences of the Expedition which some we very funny some  were touching which made some of the participants emotional. We really made the best memories there, it was in an area at the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We were to sleep at Midnight since we were to wake up very early that following morning for our travel back to our institution, but because of how fun the session was we slept at 3 am in the morning. It was indeed a memorable night.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
I being a leader of the award in my institution that has more than 200 participants each one with different needs and wants. There come times you are supposed to make very tough decisions with other leaders, which is supposed to be fair to every participant which in some situations it may be difficult. Sometimes you have no option but taking the blame from few participants for the decision you have made but ensuring that you have favoured the large number of participants. But at the end of the day I ensure that I explain the issue to the participant who may not have been favoured by the decision made. I still don't consider it as a challenge, I normally view some issues positively, believing that they are lesson that I am learning in leadership while doing the award.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yeah sure. I have been volounteering in some clean up activities, one of them is joining a movement called Stand Up Shout Out(SUSO) whereby we used to clean up Lake Nakuru Park in Kenya. Sometimes we uproot tonnes of invasive plant species so that as to create a favourable environment for the growth of animal food in the park, since the invasive species inhibit the growth of their food in the park.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
I normally hike which acts as my Physical activity on my Gold level. Luckily I was invited for a hike on the second largest Caldera in Africa, which was on the same day as my birthday. Since most of my birthdays just pass without anything happening, I wanted this year's birthday to be one of it's kind, I had to Conquer my fear for heights so that I can be captured on that spot with the best view of the Caldera so as to act as one of my best memory.
Award Role:
Award Leader