Mandela Fellow from Kenya to Speak in Dorset
Caroline Kashinin Senteu will speak at the Dorset Church in the Village of Dorset on Sunday, July 23, at 11:30 a.m. A resident of Kenya, Senteu will discuss the importance of role models and educational sponsors in shaping the futures of young girls from impoverished neighborhoods and countries. Admission is free of charge.
“Caroline is an inspirational speaker who tells powerfully moving stories about her journey from village life in Kenya to a Mandela Washington Fellowship and medical school,“ states Sarah Hadden, Manchester resident and the founding director of The Kura Project, who is hosting Senteu in the Northshire. “Caroline credits role models for inspiring her to pursue higher education, providing critically needed support that made the Mandela Fellowship and medical school acceptance a reality. She is living proof that mentors and sponsors make a measurable difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate but have great promise to help heal the world.” The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that gives young people from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to hone their leadership skills at a US college or university, with support for professional development after they return home. Senteu has over eight years of experience in the health sector focusing on community public health and socio-policy. She is currently a project coordinator at Shokut Naretoi, an organization that advocates for community training on maternal, neonatal, child and sexual reproductive health in Loitokitok, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Kenya Methodist University and plans to open a maternal, neonatal and child health hospital in Loitokitok after medical school.
The Kura Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of girls and boys in rural Northern Kenya. To learn more, visit kuraproject.org or contact Sarah Hadden
at [email protected] or 802-379-0962.