On Friday 25th March 2022 , the National Youth Council held a Youth Leadership and Governance Dialogue Forum at Nairobi Baptist, Lucky Summer Estate in Ruaraka, Nairobi.
In attendance was the National Youth Council,CEO Mr Roy Sasaka Telwa; The Youth Advisory Board members who were Mr Alex Kuni, Ms Angel Mbuthia, Ms Irene Kendi, Mr Kevin Machogu and Ms Deborah Bubi; Mr Hamisi Kirenga, Executive Director, Spread Truth Africa; Mr Meshack Odede Chairperson, Volunteer Involving Organization and Mr Paul Wubonn, Comedian and Content Creator.
NYC conducted an interactive session, moderated by the CEO. The CEO Roy Sasaka Telewa gave a brief overview of the mandate of the National Youth Council Kenya which is a State Corporation under the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs which came into being through the enactment of the National Youth Council (NYC) Act 2009 rev 2014 as the official voice of the Youth.
Mr Hamisi Kirenga, Executive Director, Spread Truth Africa gave a brief overview of Spread Truth Africa and the importance of instilling good values and virtues in the society. He also gave a history of his life journey to who he is today. He encouraged young people to take hold of opportunities through hard work, resilience, determination and commitment in powerful institutions and groups.
“Youth leadership is important for the future of the community and the country. If you see fellow youth on the ballot, vote for them,” said Walter Buleti.
The Youth Leadership and Governance Dialogue Forum at Nairobi Baptist Church gave youth a better understanding on the importance of their inclusion in decision making processes, leadership and governance positions. It advocated for them to harness their voice in matters of youth policies, mental health and unemployment.
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