In its third year, our exciting and unique international Viongozi (Leadership) Summit will bring together secondary school students (ages 15-18) from a variety of cultural and geographic backgrounds, including graduates of Flying Kites Academy. The 2019 Viongozi cohort will experience together a unique curriculum of interactive workshops, skill-building exercises, and team challenges led by expert facilitators. The group will live in our dorms, enjoy food from the shamba (farm), and reflect together on what it means to be a global citizen.
Dates: August 8th - August 15th
Program Fee: $1,000
Includes: Accommodations at Flying Kites in Njabini, leadership program and facilitator fees, materials, three meals per day, and transfers in Kenya.
Excludes: Flights, travel insurance, Kenyan visa
Fundraising Target: $500
In gratitude for inspiring and hosting our program, Viongozi participants commit to a financial gift (charitable donation) to support the Flying Kites mission and programs. Each participant is required to fundraise at least $500. Build your leadership skills by taking ownership and being accountable for this commitment. For creative fundraising tips and ideas, click here.
PROGRAM FACILITATOR: Our 2019 program will be led by Titus “Tito” Kuria. Tito is a Nairobi-based community activist and training facilitator for a variety of youth-centered organizations, including JUMP! and Sambaza Peace Initiative. Tito is one of the founding leaders of CMETrust, providing secondary school scholarships to students from Mathare Valley Slum, Nairobi. He is also the founder of PaaMoja Initiative, a Community Based Organization with a mission to create and connect Kenyan youth with emerging empowerment opportunities. As if that weren’t enough, he is a fellow of NairoBits School of Digital Design, a recipient of the Bayer Young Environmental Envoy award, and a member of Action Beyond Limits network. Tito currently lives with his family in Nairobi, Kenya.
“Global citizenship is a challenging topic to understand but very important for all of us. I feel more confident as a leader and I even found skills in myself that I had not noticed before.”
— Doreen, Viongozi 2017
Interested in participating? Submit your details below and you will receive further instructions on registration. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org!