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Kenia Event

Kenia Event, Nairobi, Monday May 15th

We have very exciting news! Our next Dare to Dream event will take place on May 15th in Kenya. Recently we were contacted by Mary Shillah, who lives in Nairobi, Kenya. Shillah will help us set up the event in Nairobi. And this time we’ll also sponsor 3 girls to complete their high school studies. Meet Shillah and our first three speakers below.

MEET OUR MODERATOR

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MARY SHILLAH

Shillah is a mother, wife and an award winning journalist with six year’s experience in radio journalism.

Over the years she has worked to promote the rights of under privileged women and children, champion human rights and impart her skills to upcoming journalists in order for them help bring change to society and the world.

Shillah is a member of the Kenya Media Network on Population and Development and Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK). Her earlier career experience includes serving in leadership roles in both private and non-profit organizations. Shillah has a degree in Mass Communication, a diploma in Journalism and is currently a student at Kenya Methodist University in Corporate Communications.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

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SHARON KATE NG’ANG’A

Sharon is a 21-year-old TV presenter, motivational speaker, model, actress, visual artist, dancer, feminist, a dreamer and doer. She is also a student at theUniversity of Nairobi pursuing an undergraduate Bachelors of Economics and Statistics.

Over the past years, her love for the community has driven her to volunteer for PACE Kenya and Nafisika Trust as an English Teacher at a slum school (Moonlight School in Dagoretti) and Dagoretti Rehab Center respectively.

Though a full-time student, Sharon works for Women Girls Lead Global (an organization that aims to amplify the voice of women in leadership) as a film facilitator. She also hosts her own entertainment show, The Chartlist, on TVC Kenya with the aim of engaging, educating and empowering while amplifying the voice of the youth in Kenya.

In her free time, Sharon produces and directs short stories and other productions. In addition, she works at Young Possible, a company by the youth for the youth that creates a growth and networking forum for young entrepreneurs in Kenya and Africa. Through these forums, she has had a hand in the success of the girl child empowerment through the Girls Have Dreams Campaign and Event.

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GRACE KILONZI

Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Communication as well as an MA in Peace Studies and International relations from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Grace is an Alumni of the African Leadership Centre and has been awarded a fellowship on peace and Security for African women 2014/2015. She has worked in various International Humanitarian organisations as a communication specialist in the East and Southern Africa region. She has also served as a part time Lecturer at St Paul’s University in Nairobi Kenya.

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DORCAS GICHUHI

Dorcas’ story perfectly illustrates Dare to Dream’s philosophy that “if you can dream it, you can do it!”. Dorcas started her career as cook for NAS airport services and later joined Kenya airways as a flight attendant for presidential/diplomatic flights and the UN.

With a dream to become part of the flight deck crew and ultimately captain of her own flights, she continued her studies to become a pilot until she joined the flight deck team in 2010 flying the Caravan C208 and the Dash 8 fleet in the war stricken countries such as Congo, Mali, Ivory Coast, Juba and Somali. In 2016 Dorcas relocated to the UAE Emirates, where today she flies the Boeing fleet in Dubai.

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