"I realized that I could incorporate growth, gratitude, and virtues into my life"

Being a Thrive! Fellow is an amazing experience. I was surrounded by a vibrant and positive team. I enjoyed leading group discussions and managing logistics and operations for other Thrive! Fellows. This opportunity allowed me to grow personally and learn from the rest of the team. During my time as a Thrive! Fellow, I realized that I had more potential than I had imagined. Leading group sessions on growth, being grateful, and virtues made me realize that I could also incorporate this into my life. Now, when I face difficulties, I remind myself of some of the lessons and skills that we taught in the groups.

"I realized that I could incorporate growth, gratitude, and virtues into my life"
Benny Otieno
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Thrive Fellow 2019
"During my time as a Thrive! Fellow, I realized that I had more potential than I had imagined. Leading group sessions on growth, being grateful, and virtues made me realize that I could also incorporate this into my life. Now, when I face difficulties, I remind myself of some of the lessons and skills that we taught in the groups."
Benny, second from right (back row), during Thrive! Fellows training in 2019

What did I enjoy about being a Thrive! Fellow?

  • The level of interaction between the Shamiri Team and the Thrive! Fellows created a conducive and friendly work environment
  • This was a rare space where you could say anything, and whatever you said, was accommodated and taken into consideration
  • Role playing helped me learn how to lead groups and identify important issues that could arise

What was most difficult?

  • Leading groups, without previous experience, was a challenge
  • Learning how to accept the mistakes along the way and to share them with the team for feedback


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If you are a high-school graduate in Kenya, you can become a Thrive! Fellow. We are recruiting new classes for Thrive! Fellows every year.

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