I have been accepted as a participant in this year’s Africa Venture program which begins on 13th March. This will be an opportunity for me to not only increase my capacity as a leader within my community but also diversify networks for the LGBTI community in the continent.
The 2017 fees for the programme is KES 542,635 ($5,256 US) of which Common Purpose has granted me a 60% partial scholarship (KES 325,581 / $3,153 US). The fee does not include air fare to Colombo, Sri Lanka which will cost KES 130,000 ($1,260 US). I will therefore need to raise KES 347,054.
I have managed to raise from friends and associates, KES 103,250 ($1,000 US) and would like your help to raise the remaining KES 243,804 ($2,361 US).
Your assistance will be highly appreciated.
I currently head the Gay Kenya Trust, an organization that works towards equality and non-discrimination for all including gay and lesbian individuals in Kenya. I have publicly appeared on various media outlets advocating for the rights of a minority that is considered an abomination by most Kenyans. I do this, however dangerous it may be, to ensure that people like myself are not marginalized or violated for something they do not have a control over. I also co-host a podcast (Kenyan Queer Questions) which answers every question that Kenyans have for gay or lesbian people in order to sensitize the society about who we are.