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MUMBE MWANGANGI

Fellow Support Coordinator

I am Mumbe Mwangangi. I answer to various titles such as daughter, sister, friend, activist, researcher and even a student. I am a girl child education activist. This has prompted me to be involved in various assignments such as being a peer educator in the Aids Control Unit at Maseno University. This has greatly expanded my knowledge especially in drawing the nexus between Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRH) and education. I have been a mentor in the Technovation challenge, which is centered on increasing the interest of girls in STEM-related subjects, and also ensuring community validation by challenging the girls to create apps which solve problems within the community. Working with organizations such as UNESCO and UNICEF has internationalized my opinions and perceptions of the education sector.

In February 2019, I founded Twi Vamwe Based Organization which seeks to harness the demographic dividend through the investment on youths in the environment and education sectors. Within the organization, I have been involved in various projects such as the Diamond Innovate Challenge and Shuga, which both have promoted girl child education through the emphasis on the use of technology and the latter, on issues related to SRH. Being involved in the Political Leadership and Governance Programme (PLGP) and the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has shaped me to be a more assertive and leader. I am currently pursuing my masters in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development.

Growing up in a close-knit society has shaped me to be deeply concerned with the issues affecting others. Being an African is a deeply religious process since through interacting with other people, I have become conscious of my own being, my duties, responsibilities, and privileges towards myself and other people. Therefore, I am, because we are, and since we are, therefore I am!

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