Training on the new constitution is the key lesson I learnt through the AYT programme that will help me meet my leadership goals. Learning and fully appreciating the constitution was an eye opener. I know of many youth who voted ignorantly during the referendum, but who would have voted differently had they taken time to go through the document. Thanks to AYT, I have taken up the challenge to train other youth on the constitution and never miss an opportunity to engage the youth in my community.
Wambui Muragu, Kiambu
Participating in the AYT programme has taught me that I have what it takes to be a leader, and that my background, status or gender should not hold me back. I now realise that I have a lot to offer to my community and Kenya at large and should not dwell on negativity or insecurities that may curtail my potential as a leader.
Damaris Kagotho, Kiambu
I was motivated to participate in the Young Women in Governance programme by the need to gain experience in advocacy, governance and policy-making. I am passionate about issues related to health and participating in the AYT programme equipped me with the necessary skills and tools to help me advocate for health accessibility, delivery and reforms in health structures.
Serah Njiraini, Kiambu
My interest in the AYT programme was because it embodied my aspirations as a young woman seeking empowerment and wishing to make a difference in my community. It was clear that this programme was going to give us young women the necessary skills and tools to play an important role in the governance of our communities as envisaged in the constitution. My interest was also piqued by the belief that participating in the AYT programme will put me in a good position to train and enlighten other women in my community on leadership possibilities and opportunities.
Damaris Syombai Dickson, Machakos
Participating in the Young Women in Governance programme has taught me that young women need to engage in capacity building. The more one engages, the more one learns and becomes conversant with issues touching on the wider society. Through the AYT programme I have come to realise that as young women, we can do and achieve just as much as men. I am grateful for the direction provided by YWIG’s mentorship for young women. This programme has broadened my thinking, made me more focused and realize my net worth.
Florence Keya, Nairobi
The AYT programme has taught me that in order to grow, I need to network with like-minded individuals, groups, organisations and institutions. I now realise that I also need to be able to manage myself effectively. This, I have been made to appreciate, requires me to be goal-oriented, issue-based, focused and confident enough to be principled and grounded. From the programme, I have learnt to take a long term view and to be patient.
Winny Obure, Nairobi
Consolata Mangara is a 23 young lady from Riruta Ward Dagoretti constituency after attending BSED training courtesy of AYT she secured a loan and started a Green Raw Business shop in Riruta she makes a net profit of ksh 12,000 a month. Consolata is one of the person who was linked Youth Banner courtesy of AYT received mentorship and coaching for six months then she was given ksh 5000 to enable her boost the business. Currently she is supplying bananas, potatoes and vegetables to some community centers and local hotels.
Consolata Mangara, Riruta Ward Dagoretti constituency
AYT to represent interests of the youth in the HLM2 meeting of the Global partnership towards Inclusive and Accelerated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
AYT through its SheCAN school clubs held an inter-schools debate in Mukuru. The students debated on a wide range of themes related to the Safety and Security of women and girls in public spaces as well as School related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV)