I grew up in a home of eight, with kind and loving parents and siblings, but as I grew older I realized that not everyone was as lucky to have such an experience. This outlook on life strongly influenced my desire to seek relevant social work and community outreach platforms that gave me an opportunity to help people from all walks of life in various settings. I am in particular devoted to working with people living with disabilities, young people and underrepresented populations in the society. Engaging in youth work and community services has taught me to respect vulnerability, a person’s right to choose, suffering and the responsibility we have in providing quality care. I see my participation in the German BFD (Bundesfreiwilligendienst) voluntary program as an opportunity to sustain my Christian values of enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life of individuals who were impacted by social disadvantages. During my 12 months’ voluntary service that is scheduled to begin on 1st September 2020, I will be placed at Lebenshilfe fur Menschen mit Behinderungen, an organization that seeks to improve integration of people living with disabilities in Germany’s education and employment sectors through provision of knowledge, skills and care services. As a BFD volunteer, I will be granted with a platform to utilize my knowledge, skills and expertise in worthwhile social causes and care service for holistic transformation of human needs of body, mind and spirit. I found this to be a significant prospect of growing my ability to influence through learning best practices that Germany applies in their social change systems for people living with disabilities.
Over the next two months, I’m aiming to raise $960 to help pay for my airfare and local travels from Kenya to Germany, and back. You can make contributions on my GoGetFunding page. If you can’t give but still want to support, please share my page with your friends and family members. With more people aware of my cause, I’ll be one step closer to reaching my goal.