Women Who Shine 2020 title awarded to Jane Arum!

Every year, The Angaza Project looks forward to recognizing the leadership, commitment, and service to others that a young woman provides her community. Throughout 2020, Jane has shown a high level of commitment to those around her! She unselfishly gave her time and academic talent to our High School girls who were displaced from school since May because of the pandemic. With schools closed, it became even more important to keep them engaged in learning and Jane teamed up with our Coordinator to creatively deliver 210 hours of tutoring as of this week. As a College Student and displaced from class herself, she wanted to reach back and help the girls behind her. Jane also stepped up to identify people in the community who did not have a mask and she helped to distribute the 570 masks that The Angaza Project made with Maridadi Skills Teachers George and Benard. She ensured each of our girls empowerment girls, Shining Scholars and women received one for themselves then enough for each member in their household. She kept inventory and distributed until they we ran out! Last, but not least, Jane supported our food distributions where she helped bag up rice, divide up potatoes and vegetables, and add Unga packs to the large care bags. She then contributed to the think tank on how to safely get it into the hands of the girls, women and community at large after the stampede that made the international news in April. She was there for every food distribution conducted from April through today! Amazing service!

Jane consistently displays a high motivation, maturity level, and seriousness of purpose in her interactions with others. Her involvement in our community and within The Angaza Project is impressive, she is a role model and leader for the girls.

Jane was nominated by the Girls Empowerment Coordinator Michelle Akoth and it is with GREAT pleasure that we name Jane the recipient of The Angaza Project's 2020 Women Who Shine. Jane received an award certificate that was presented at the end of the tutoring session today by Coordinator Michelle Akoth and KE Board Director Fay Sejo. This title also came with a sponsored scholarship for Jane's desired certification course at the Kenya Red Cross Academy. The certification she will complete will assist her in further advancing her studies and career direction. Congratulations Jane! The Angaza Project is proud of you and appreciates you!

Left: Girls Empowerment Coordinator Michelle Akoth (Nominator)

Middle: KE Board Director Fay Sejo

Right: 2020 Women Who Shine Recipient Jane Arum