Being called a community champion has been the most motivating title that I have ever got. It is always good to be in the lead of helping people to think together in order to get solutions to a pending problem.
Challenges in education in refugee camps, particularly in Kakuma is perceived as an impossible problem. When the challenge begun, I was among people who perceived our communities as incapable of assessing such problem. My mind has been changed by the first workshop that we conducted together with the manager of the Champion, In Country Community Manager Luisa Covaria, who trained us on how to engage people in conributing ideas. The ideas were so motivating that I could see the improvement in education field already.
The important lesson that I have got from this challenge is that there is no challenge that does not have a way to solution, only funding and a little support do miss. That is why I decided never to give up on any idea that will help my community, all I have to do is to involve the community.
My next step is to continue with an idea that I had before of offering little gifts to students top performers in my community, in order to motivate them to give much interest to their studies. I believe this might improve the education in Kakuma. Any kind of support is welcome.