Thrive! Fellows Class of 2021

Thrive! Fellows are at the heart of our for youth by youth mental healthcare model.

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thrive! fellows are driving big bold change

Thrive! Fellows 2021

This year's class of Thrive! Fellows (mean age = 21.3 years) will work closely with our Supervisors and Network of mental health experts to deliver our evidence-based intervention to thousands of youths in Kenyan secondary schools

"i want to lead a life of service"
Nairobi County
Chege Joseph Njoroge
Hometown:
Nairobi
Interests:
Swimming, cooking, reading
"I want to help young people learn and grow through my work at Shamiri"
Nairobi County
Daniel Murakaru
Hometown:
Kasarani
Interests:
Singing, writing, reading, acting
"I want to become a lecture in the future. I want to help people from my village attain higher life achievements."
Kisumu County
Denver Walter
Hometown:
Kisumu
Interests:
Music, sports, writing
"I want to become a financial/economic officer who will make a difference in my country Kenya and around the world"
Siaya County
Don Caleb Nyagudi
Hometown:
Siaya
Interests:
Reading, writing, movies/TV
"I aspire to touch the lives of many young people and grow my knowledge on mental health"
Meru County
Faith Kiende
Hometown:
Meru
Interests:
Dancing, reading
"I want to be able to achieve my goals. I want to strengthen my virtues and become self reliant"
Nairobi County
Fatma Ali
Hometown:
Nairobi
Interests:
Cooking, novels
"I was to be a social entrepreneur. I want to live a life true to myself. I want to be a free spirit"
Murang'a County
Florah Kendi Juma
Hometown:
Murang'a
Interests:
Dancing, singing
"I want to be a difference in the lives of others"
Migori County
Frank Kennedy
Hometown:
Awendo
Interests:
Football, people
"I want to understand myself better and to understand how I can be happy and make a difference"
Murang'a County
Grace Wairumu Karuga
Hometown:
Murang'a
Interests:
Cooking, food, tech
"I want to make a different through what I do"
Kiambu County
Jackline Mwangi
Hometown:
Ruiru
Interests:
Cycling, reading
"I want to become a researcher and publish important research in my life. I want to be live a happy life."
Kakamega County
Jean Kasudi
Hometown:
Kakamega
Interests:
Traveling, art, music (jazz)
"I want to impact other people's lives. I believe everyone needs a second chance. A chance to be better in life."
Vihiga County
Laura Cheptarus
Hometown:
Majengo
Interests:
Traveling, writing, mentorship
"My inspiration comes from the place I lived in: Dandora slums. Being raised in a ghetto makes me want to do more and achieve my goals in life. I want to set an example to other people living in slums. They too can make a difference."
Nairobi County
Linet Nancy Nyambura
Hometown:
Dandora
Interests:
Traveling, research, mentorship
"I want to become more self aware. I want to have experiences that allows me to grow my knowledge and world view."
Kiambu County
Magdaline Wanjiru Mugo
Hometown:
Thika
Interests:
Reading, cooking
"I want to go to university and get a degree. I look forward to working with students around their mental health concerns"
Uasin Gishu
Melodius Keziah Maindi
Hometown:
Eldoret
Interests:
Reading, writing, swimming
"I want an impact to the next and current generations for a better socio-economic generations."
Kakamega County
Obote Stanslaus Semele
Hometown:
Kakamega
Interests:
Dancing, drawing, running
"I want to give back to the society, to have peace of mind and to achieve all my dreams"
Laikipia County
Pauline W. Kiiru
Hometown:
Nanyuki
Interests:
Hiking, music, movies/TV, culinary arts
"I want to become a data and computer scientist. I want to play rugby for the Kenya National Team"
Nairobi County
Spencer Ochieng
Hometown:
Langa'ta
Interests:
Reading, playing rugby, mathematics, movies