Dorothy Otieno

Joined Jun 2018
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Bio

About Me

As a young female adult who grew up in low income settlement of urban Kenya, the future appeared bleak and dull. I grew up competing against poverty, affording at least a meal a day, struggling to attend school and fighting social norms projected by insecurity, unemployment, gender based violence, drug use and abuse among other challenges. Life in the slums calls for determination and self commitment to defy all odds. With a destitute future we however believed in ourselves and the desire to excel remained steadfast. We never let our background pull as down, in fact the situation fueled our engines to pursue excellence. We derived motivation within ourselves and aimed higher. Today, it feels great to share my experience with the young generation and give them hope that a better tomorrow lies in their belief and determination. Moments shared with young girls and boys encouraging them to push on are the most fulfilling in my life. The future generation needs to be mentored, I'm available

My Vision

My vision is to raise a generation of purpose! Youth who will take initiative to transform and add value to the society.

Needs

Partnerships and Networks
Grants and financial aids
Human Resources
Community Participation
Logistical assistance

Abilities

Mentorship
Girl Child Empowerment
Capacity Building & Trainings
Community Mobilization
Lobbying & Advocacy
Community Ambassador

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityGender-based ViolenceEmpowering GirlsWomen's HealthHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipEngaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

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