Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I consulted for Equity Bank in the development of their Pre-University Program that has seen hundreds of Kenyan students access higher education locally and internationally. I was also part of the inaugural think tank that consulted for MasterCard Foundation's head office on their youth engagement strategy in Toronto. I trained as a UNESCO International Youth Peace Ambassador in Penang, Malaysia. I founded PAD eight years ago when I was in high school, after leaving the comfort of one of the best high schools in the country, and have been building it ever since. I had grown up nomadically, having been taken in by seven families of different ethnicities, and the ethnic attacks on many of those that cared for me spurred me into action. I was part of the inaugural class of the African Leadership Academy, graduated Trinity College in 3 years, and am now finishing an MA in Global Affairs at Yale University.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We believe in collective action and have sought to leverage a wide network of resources to effectively implement our work. At a strategic level, we have formed partnerships with Strathmore Business School, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (government agency in charge of peacebuilding), Kiva, the Opening Village Doors Foundation, and County Governments among many others. At a personal level, I have sought to grow and learn from many mentors