Photo comp: ROSE POKA, Kenya
Award Level:
Favourite memory of the Award:
When I was able to volunteer at the Gold award Ceremony in 2022. I felt very fulfilled while giving back.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
I have challenged myself to tart an organization that will help in sharing the life skills and knowledge that is not taught in the classroom or that would otherwise be very costly for the target group to acquire. I am working on it.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes. I continue to tutor students during school holidays to help in improving their grades once they go back to school. I am so delighted each time my mentees come home with a better performance.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
Hiking quietly with the company of some music in the evening after a long day, I feel too tired to even tell stories or do anything. I cant wait to get to the campsite. As we move, my friend Kelvin calls out my name and promises to make me smile amidst the exhaustion and hunger. We have hiked up and down a tedious hill that felt like it kept growing as we went up. He asks me to turn around and when I do, he is holding a camera ready to store memory of my frowning face, who wants that? well, not me. I smile for the camera, turn and keep going. Later in the evening, a look at the picture exposed a beautiful background and a tired but satisfied smile. The mount Longonot crater was in sight. I began to wish that I had stopped for longer and smiled for more pictures.
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