Volunteers

Volunteers

Join us in our efforts to promote a culture of peace through: fostering dialogue, developing projects that nurture reconciliation and conflict resolution, supporting projects that serve the community and overcome racial boundaries;

Connect with other like-minded people around the world who are dedicated to a more harmonious and peaceful world.

 

When you volunteer at AWN you, get an opportunity to:

  • meet new people and have a rich cultural experience
  • have a sense of belonging and develop and deepen friendships       
  • develop leadership skills
  • gain work experience
  • get involved in community development and give back to the community  
  • have the opportunity to attend forms and conferences         

Volunteer Profiles

Alice Karanja is a graduate from the University of Nairobi, with a double major Degree in both Psychology and Sociology. Hailing from a considered marginalized community in Kenya, Alice is very passionate about children, women empowerment and constructive development for all. She is the Co-Founder of Give a Hand, a CBO that works to empower young girls especially those considered as Oppressed and Vulnerable in Kwale She has been active in Civic Education, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Countering Violent Extremism within Kwale, Kilifi and Mombasa Counties. Her zeal for peace led her to volunteer at Amani Women Network as she envisions a continent whose people will be diverse but not divided by the basis of gender, ethnicity, religion or political affiliations. In her free time, she enjoys tantalizing African food and a good swim at the ocean as this relaxes her body, mind and soul.

Patrick Sigei is a peace enthusiast and a committee member of the UNSCR 2250 implementation in Kenya with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy with Information Technology from Maseno University. He is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management. He has worked closely with youth groups, civil society, academia, law enforcers, and government agencies to enhance their capacities and mass awareness to prosper peace, strengthening rule of law, governance, democracy, and countering terrorism and violent extremism in Kenya. Patrick has experience in dissemination of projects and has assisted in community based peace building advocacy and reconciliation among warring communities in Northern region of the country. He has also voluntarily implemented projects on education, youth and women entrepreneur mentoring, social entrepreneurship, and cultural exchange programs.

Patrick has a vision of integrating different communities from Kenya and fighting for an end to political and resource conflicts that lead to violent conflicts.

Samira Abdullahi

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental studies and Community Development. She is passionate about the environmental issues and human rights. Her volunteerism at Amani Women Network was inspired by her desire to see more women inspired and empowered to make positive changes through peace building. Samira conquers that women are more likely to initiate and fight for social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution.

Roba Habiba Galgalo is a sociologist and geographer by profession with strong advocacy, capacity building and lobbying skills. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi with a Bachelors of Art double major in Sociology and Geography and Environmental Management. Habiba is enthusiastic about research, Program planning and implementation especially in the field of peace building. She is currently working with Amani Women Network as Program Officer. Habiba believes in the saying that no struggle for peace can lead to success without women and men fighting side by side.

Faith Mutegi is a Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the Technical University of Kenya as a print major. She has over three years’ experience in Journalism, Public Relations and Corporate Communications.  She has also published multimedia content on business, human rights and peace in major dailies, through diverse assignments in peace building, healing, reconciliation and business. Mutegi has also propelled several online communication campaigns on peace and cohesion in Kenya. As a young communicator, Mutegi believes that we all have the ability to manifest the great qualities that are within us and through this, we unconsciously inspire the world. Faith enjoys photography and appreciates positive criticism.

Zuena Abdulaziz is a Kenyatta University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Exercise Science. She is a freelance fitness trainer and founder of XENA FITNESS AND WELLNESS with a special focus on fitness training marginalized women especially Muslim women. Her philosophy encompasses the need to try and help women enhance their wellbeing and empower them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources on their journey to a healthier and happier life. Zuena believes that exercises and recreation activities can be key in attaining peace in our continent.

When not working, Zuena enjoys Korean Music, exotic cuisines, nature, photography, poetry books and cats.

Salma Rashid is a graduate from International University of Africa with a Bachelor in Law and Islamic studies. She is currently working as a Principal Secretary in the County of Wajir. She is a trained mediator and has a wealth of experience in community service. She believes an ideal person is he who takes pleasure in helping others.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, travelling and socializing.

Salma’s vision for global change is to bring to an end violence against women and children.

 

Mary James Mwikali is a dedicated International development practitioner with a law background having obtained her accolades from both Kenya and the United Kingdom. She is passionate about the role of women, youth and a healthy environment in the development agenda for the African continent.

Her passion for social impact through volunteering can be traced back to her pre-professional days. Whether conducting legal aid clinics at Korogocho slums in Nairobi or volunteering with the Red Cross Malindi branch  while at Kenyatta University she has continuously been committed to giving back to the community using her competencies, skills and experiences.

She is a firm believer that peace and security are the essential enablers and the bedrock on which a prosperous Africa is achievable.