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Ann Njeri, a young Kenyan woman who is active with Initiatives of Change programmes, including Creators of Peace, Kenya I Care, Clean Elections Campaign and ‘Sustainable peace and reconciliation', has been awarded the International Women's Day Outstanding Service Award for Kenya. The award was presented to her on International Women's Day by the President of Rotary club Mombasa, President Jean Baptiste Gasangwa.
Ann writes, 'A while ago, a friend who is unknown to me, Dolce Shannon, nominated me for an International Women's Day Outstanding Service Award, am grateful that I have won that award in Kenya!
'In their congratulatory letter, the awarding organinsation, Women’s Information Network (The WIN), wrote to me; "Thank you for being so well qualified to receive this wonderful award. Thank you for your kind service to others and for being in alignment with Women’s Information Network (The WIN) mission “to strengthen women and families worldwide."'
As an Award recipient Ann will receive:
'I am humbled by this and I am grateful to God, Initiatives of Change organisation, my family and friends that have always supported me in all my efforts to make a difference', says Ann.
'I do acknowledge and honour the very many other people-men and women- who are tirelessly and selflessly serving humanity across the world.
'I welcome you to celebrate this recognition with me!
'Having been presented with the award', Ann says 'You will also be pleased that the president of Rotary club Mombasa had invited me for their meeting yesterday where I shared about the peace work in Rift valley as well as my sanitary towel project for needy girls. A thousand dollars was pledged by four Rotarians yesterday and the club is also consulting on supporting the cause! I am humbled even more for overwhelming encouragement and support from all over.
Watch video interview with Ann Njeri on YouTube
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Who we are: Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.
Purpose: We work to inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves, in the areas of trustbuilding, ethical leadership and sustainable living.
Omnia Marzouk, President, IofC International
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