I am a 23 year old youth facilitator with experience working with young people in both reproductive health and climate change issues. I am also Bachelor of Science student at Moi University-Nairobi campus, taking Communication and Public Relations. I have specialized in recent, years at using theater and radio in promoting behavior change among young people at the community level. I have worked with the UNICEF office in Zambia in the Unite 4 Climate program which commenced in in April 2010 after the first Zambian Children Climate Conference (ZCCC) held in the same month. Before this, I worked with the UNICEF office in New York and Denmark to organize and facilitate at the first UNICEF Children Climate Forum (CCF), held in December 2009.
I have also worked with Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) and UNICEF, on World Cup in My Village Program. This is a program where we aired live football matches on a big blow up screen in a small town called Mongu in Zambia. We also trained a group of 16 young people who used radio to conduct interviews and report on activities during these matches.
Before working with UNICEF and CRF, I worked on Pamoja Mtaani video game project by Warner brothers and The Presidential Emergency Program For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). I was in charge of the Game Master’s program during the pilot phase, where 36 trained youth also called “Game Masters” in three pilot sites in Nairobi, helped their peers play the video game. I also helped the developers during the development stage better understand the Kenyan youth culture and how the video game would help promote positive change in youth attitudes and perceptions towards HIV and AIDS.