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Violet Mbiti Foundation

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently.We challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economical.

Presence in: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda
Focus: Citizenship, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence

Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach.Violet Mbiti Foundation was awarded December 2017 NGO of the Month by a continental online newsletter “Network of African Youths for Development”.

Through our brand Youth County Projects Kenya we empower youth in the 47 counties socially,economically and politically towards achieving Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals by initiating projects at the grassroots.Focus areas we are currently engaged in include youth entrepreneurship,Sexual and Reproductive Health and Governance.We have youth groups at various counties as well as coordinators in the various counties.

With regard to Governance Violet Mbiti Foundation conducted a Gender Mainstreaming Workshop in Kenya courtesy of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.Violet Mbiti Foundation is currently  involved in the enactment of youth-friendly Nairobi County Development Plan courtesy of The International Republican Institute.We are also engaged in Jiactivate, a social movement by youth and for youth and we work closely with Organization of Africa Youth Kenya and  have so far implemented the project in the 9 counties in Kenya. With regard to youth entrepreneurship,we have created 122 jobs for youth in Uganda and Kenya respectively through our Social Enterprise “Improved Cook stoves Project” which seeks to reduce deforestation,unemployment and indoor air pollution.In Kenya,we empowered youth with skills on how to construct improved cookstoves This was made possible through financial support from County Government and GIZ En Dev Programme.We are scaling up to other counties.

People Associated With This Organization

Cyrus Litswa

Kenya  
Violet Mbiti Foundation
Joined June 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building, Women's Rights
I am passionate about every aspect of education, from the administration framework and hierarchy to mentoring others. I am an individual that likes to be “in the know.” My desire for knowledge stems from being a child who floundered through the school system. My greatest passion probably co-originated by the phrase my grandfather used to say: "self-knowledge is the beginning of all wisdom". My childhood fascinations for nature, the stars, play and religion actually never faded...my greatest passion is: understanding this world, and finding truth. Is it altruistic to inspire people? I don't know. It is sharing of a passion... ("the mouth spills the fullness of the heart": meaning you can't shut up about what is important to you). Is there greater motivation to act primarily for self-improvement or for the betterment of others? When we are fully engaged in the moment, there are opportunities to learn, grow and evolve in our "self", as well as learn, grow and contribute to the whole.
Cyrus Litswa is the network champion (main point of contact) for Violet Mbiti Foundation.

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