Akili Dada recently graduated its first class of Fellows, a group of young women leaders running innovative
social change initiatives across Kenya. The room was filled with Akili Dada family, including mentors, staff, the incoming class of Fellows and organizations such as the Amani Institute, Agrinovations, and Action Aid Foundation.
Joyce Ngumba, the Director for Innovation and Leadership Program, introduced the Fellows and shared mini-documentary that showed the journey of the fellows and provided the context of the Fellows’ projects. From peri-urban settlements in Kisumu to the rolling hills of Taita Taveta, the Fellows showcased the far reaching impact of their various initiatives.
The graduation celebration was an exciting and heart-warming event that showcased the success of the first year of the Akili Dada Fellows Program, and demonstrated the power of support and guidance in building young women’s capacity to create true impact in their communities.