Fcebook’s inaugural Community Leadership Program is set award six group administrators for the work they are doing in the community.
The award which amounts to ksh125, 000,000 will come in handy with a visit to the Facebook Head Office at Menlo Park, California for the Community Leadership Program summit. The six lucky Kenyans who are among the 109 selectees worldwide are set to benefit from training and funding to advance their agendas of positively impacting the society through their online space on the pages they run.
The initiative aims at empowering community leaders to better serve their communities and integrate different societal aspects into one pool and bring the world closer together. Facebook announced 100 groups to represent 46 countries with Kenya emerging lucky with 6 groups on the list. Kenya is the only African Country with a high number of groups having been selected in two areas of winners, community in residence and fellows.
The latter category of leaders in residence comprises of five individuals who are tasked with responsibility of community leaders in residence will be awarded Ksh100, 000,000 in their role to build communities. The second category of Facebook fellows and are expected to get a whooping Ksh5,000,000 each as a token for their contributions achievements.
The six include Noah Nasiali- The entrepreneur runs an online community of 100,000 farmers through his Facebook group called Africa Farmers Club that aims at connecting farmers across the continent and is the only African who made to the top five.
Pamellah Oduor-She runs the ‘Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals page that promotes healthy living by offering guides and recipes of African dishes to advocate for healthy eating.
Truphosah Monah-She emerged in the second category thanks to her group she founded known as Women and Realities of Disability (WARD) which creates awareness on women living with disabilities.
Caroline Kihusa- The ‘Still A Mum Trust’ founder aims at providing a support system for parents who have lost their children. She was selected in the second category.
Felista Wangari- The popular 52-weeks challenge group was recognized for its efforts in providing a platform to share financial knowledge and management was chosen in the second category.
Asha Mweru-She is the founder of #WomenWorkKE! Which provides a platform for career women to share their thoughts on different issues affecting them in regards to their businesses and career ambitions.