“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”, this quote would best describe Wenceslaus Njiri right from childhood. Wenceslaus, mostly known as “Wence” by his peers and beneficiary of the organization was born and raised in Ngando, Dagoretti where he lived with his grandmother who was the sole breadwinner and had quite a difficult childhood mainly because his grandmother struggled to provide for him and the entire family.
His leadership was seen right from High school as he was a dorm captain and the hockey team captain while at Parklands High School. You might think that this is as far as he could go in terms of being a visionary leader and taking charge but there is more to Wence than meets the eye. He was one of the instrumental and key people that were the pioneers of being volunteers as Youth Peer Providers (YPP) when the SRH program was started back in 2017 in the organization, right after he had completed his secondary education.
It would also interest you to know that he is loved by the younger students in the organization. Wence takes pride in being a major contributor and facilitator of the Saturday programs. He would be studying at Kabete National Polytechnic taking social work and community development and at the same time, he would still create time to volunteer as a facilitator in the Saturday program. He would interact with the kids thus creating a strong bond, little did he know that he would get the chance to work with the kids as their case manager.
His love and commitment to work during his internship at the organization is one of the factors that led to him being absorbed as a case manager in the primary department. He loves working as a case manager and he describes it as a way of showing appreciation to the organization as it is through them that he got a sponsor to take him through his education. Wence hopes to accomplish a lot for the organization and for himself as he maneuvers through and explore his career.
Thanks to Friends of Ngong Road and Ngong Road Children’s Foundation for transforming this young man’s life through education.