Photo comp: Ishieri Joseph Leonardo, Kenya
Ishieri Joseph Leonardo
Award Level:
Gold
Favourite memory of the Award:
Honestly, every moment in the Award is a memory worth cherishing for a lifetime. The Award has really changed my life and through this I find guiding principles in life. With this I can just conclude that my favorite memory is joining the Award because that moment back in 2016 has opened up a whole new amazing world through which I learn to make it even more better through the same Award.
Age:
21
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
My first Adventurous Journey as a volunteer: In the photo, taken in October 2021, during a joint Silver and Bronze Exploration Juorney by Butula Boys High School, I was carrying a participant, Duncan Theuri, to help him get across the Lake. Participants were exploring more about Fishing on Lake Victoria and so when they got to Bukome beach they had a chance to fish themselves. After fishing they were given a boat ride to the fish sorting zone. After the fish sorting process participants were to get across from the sorting shore to the main shore on foot across the lake as the locals did. Unfortunately Duncan had a height disadvantaged and I offered to carry him across on my back so that he feels part of the team. It seemed impossible but we got across i cant say without a hitch, but it was an amazing encounter and the beginning of responsible volunteering.
Country:
Kenya
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes. Volunteering, Environmental conservation practices, Blood donation drives etc
Award Role:
Volunteer