Felistah Mbithe Ngui
What actions are you taking to promote and protect the health and rights of women and young people worldwide?
I’m the founder and Program Director of Fortress of Hope Africa, a community based organization initiated in 2006 to empower less fortunate and marginalized adolescent girls socially and economically in Nairobi, Kenya.
Apart from this work, I am part of a few local and international young people and women movements, networks, and coalitions. Based on my experience working with young people and women, I share my knowledge, ideas, skills and best practices with other young leaders I meet. I also organize solidarity activities with other young people.
Also I also mentor adolescent girls on SRH/R and HIV/AIDS nationally and internationally through trainings, capacity building, and team building.
I believe that the solution to young people’s problems lays with them. Empowering them is like empowering the whole village and targeting adolescent girls is key to reducing the current problems societies face.
What is your vision of lasting change for yourself and for the world's young people?
My vision is a world where youth, especially young women, are actively involved and participate in the social, political, and economic decision making of their country. Where no one is left behind.
If you could tell world leaders one thing, what would it be?
Youth are the leaders of today. They (leaders) should make the environment conducive and safe for realization of our dreams and capability.