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My Chosen Vessels (MCV)

San Diego, United States
Joined May 2019

Empowering the Maasai Nation

Presence in: Kenya, Tanzania
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Founded in 2009, My Chosen Vessels (MCV) is a 501(c)(3) Organization in the USA & a registered NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Kenya. Our mission is to empower Maasai people through our water, education and culture conservation initiatives. We believe every Maasai person should have access to clean water & land rights for their ancient culture to survive. Our programs are led by a Maasai Chiefs Council which consists of 15 traditional Maasai chiefs spanning Kenya and Tanzania.

People Associated With This Organization

Jessica Censotti

My Chosen Vessels (MCV)
Joined May 2019
Interests: Traditional / Customary Justice
Jessica Censotti founded My Chosen Vessels (MCV) in 2009. Her professional experience includes strategic planning, leadership development, human resources management, organizational development, creative design and visual media. Her practical insights are gleaned from direct work experience in humanitarian project development and organizational development, in particular, with underdeveloped communities and indigenous people. Jessica has dynamic public speaking and presentation skills and expertise in facilitation as well as adult and children learning methodologies. She is also a professional photographer and creative documentary producer. She has successfully managed multiple projects working with people of diverse backgrounds. Ms. Censotti earned her Bachelors of Arts in education from Northeastern University in Chicago, IL. Ms. Censotti has traveled overseas to many countries and has lived in Africa for extended periods of times managing water, health and sanitation projects in Kenya. She demonstrates a natural aptitude to work with diverse groups of people from grassroots to community leaders to policy makers. She has coordinated logistics and program management involving undergraduate students and professional engineers. She is dedicated to making an impact in indigenous peoples lives through her NGO and its partners. Humanitarian work is her passion, especially amongst the indigenous people.
Jessica Censotti is the network champion (main point of contact) for My Chosen Vessels (MCV).

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