Facebook announced the Community Leadership Program in February which was the company’s project to empower ‘leaders who are building communities around the world.’ Since then, the company has received more than 6,000 applications from all over the world.
Out of the 6,000 applicants, Facebook announced that they had selected 115 people for the program which involved a selection committee from Facebook’s employees as well as community experts from outside the company.
Out of the 14 Africans chosen in the selected 115, 6 were Kenyans and will attend the Community Leadership Program Summit at Facebook’s head office at Menlo Park, California. They will receive training, support and funding to further advance their social impact.
The Kenyan Community Leaders selected who will receive up to $50,000 each for their community initiative include:
Truposah Monah – Women and Realities of Disability (WARD)
Felista Wangari – 52-week savings challenge
Caroline Kihusa – Still A Mum Trust
Asha Mweru – #WomenWorkKE
Pamellah Oduor – Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals