Photo comp: Peter Majur Mathiang, Kenya
Peter Majur Mathiang
Award Level:
Gold
Favourite memory of the Award:
Training and interacting with school children, hearing their journey. Receiving my Gold award from the President
Age:
24
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Finances to cover my expeditions and exploration
Country:
Kenya
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
School mentorship programs, first aid trainings and scouting skills training both in primary and secondary schools.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
Living in a refugee camp (Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya) for most of my childhood life and some part of my teenage life, I lacked mentors and people to look up to hence growing up just to survive and not to learn. I craved for an opportunity to give out what I did not receive in my childhood. When I came to Nakuru Town in Kenya for my late primary and secondary school education, it was a dream come true, I joined the awards through a scout leader and from then my life has changed forever. I have learned and given back to the society by mentoring students which I was not privileged to go through. Today am equipped with skills to make the world a better place to live in. Whenever I look back and reflect what the award has done for me, I shed tears. From a refugee camp to state house Nairobi and meeting the President. I can write a book about it.It has been a journey full of life memories and doing what I love doing. I am a scout and I am here to leave the world a better place than I found it. The image has made break all obstacles despite the challenges to shake the president's hand which is a big inspiration to other participants not forgetting where I come from.#IamWorldReady
Award Role:
Alumni