In a world where the youth face numerous challenges and uncertainties, there exists a beacon of hope that shines through the darkness. The President’s Award-Kenya is a transformative programme that nurtures young minds, instills character, and fosters personal growth. As a volunteer for the PA-K, I have had the privilege of witnessing countless success stories and witnessing firsthand the profound impact this programme has on its participants. Today, I would like to share with you the heartfelt testimonials of two award participants, Ng’uono Christine and Joseph Leonardo Ishieri, who have experienced the transformative power of the President’s Award-Kenya.
Joseph Leonardo Ishieri, a student at Butula Boy’s High School and current volunteer of the President’s Award-Kenya, offers a testament to the profound impact of the programme. Having joined in 2016, Joseph attests that the President’s Award has shaped his character, instilling perseverance and a never-give-up attitude.
The programme has been a constant source of inspiration, urging him to explore his infinite potential and become #WORLDREADY. Through the President’s Award, Joseph has not only benefited personally but has also developed a deep sense of responsibility to uplift other young minds.
Aspiring to be a lifelong member of the Award Holders alumni, he envisions a brighter future where he can contribute to combating global challenges and seizing global opportunities.
Joseph’s journey from being a pioneering chairperson in Butula to receiving special recognition from former President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta showcases the transformative power of the President’s Award. With an unwavering commitment, Joseph strives to advocate for increased investment in young minds, spreading the spirit of Ubuntu – “I am because you are”.
The President’s Award-Kenya stands as a shining testament to the potential within every young individual. Through the inspiring stories of Ng’uono Christine and Joseph Leonardo Ishieri, we have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of this programme. The President’s Award-Kenya not only equips youth with essential life skills but also fosters personal growth, resilience, and a strong sense of community. It is a programme that resonates with the core of our humanity, emphasizing the importance of unity and collective responsibility. As we join hands and support the PA-K, we have the opportunity to empower our youth, inspire change, and create a better future for all.