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.
Hailing from Kisii University, Ng’uono Christine discovered the President’s Award-Kenya through the guidance of her St. John Ambulance patrons, Fr. Francis Kerongo and Mr. Paul Wachiuri. The programme opened her eyes to a world of opportunities and personal growth.
With their support, Christine embraced the three levels of the programme and diligently filled her Online Record Book (ORB) with the details of her activities. Becoming a gold award participant in 2021, she embarked on an exhilarating journey of exploration, skill acquisition, and friendship. The challenges she faced in finding mentors for the required skills were overcome by the warmth and camaraderie of fellow participants.
Through the President’s Award, Christine not only discovered new talents, such as skating, but also formed lasting connections. She wholeheartedly recommends this programme to youth worldwide, as it has the potential to transform lives and open doors to uncharted territories. Christine aspires to become an assessor, paying forward the transformative experience she has had.
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.