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Christabell copudo

Title and Organization: Vice Chairperson/ Head of Operations , Stay Alive Youth Support Group
Gender and Age: Female, 36
Location: Nairobi Area
Country of Residence: Kenya Kenya
Country of Birth: Kenya Kenya
Nationalities: Kenyan Kenyan
Citizenships: Kenya Kenya
Languages: English
Website: Website http://profiles.takingitglobal.org/copudo
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About Me   About Me
I'm a young lady with a positive attitude,dedicated my youthful years in working voluntarily with youths in my country to fight HIV/ADS. Its been challenging especially with the high rate of poverty and also unemployment amongst us youths.I have worked voluntarily bringing together youths by forming of youth groups and identify a common goal to work towards eg Mainstreaming youth issue in aspects like policy and decision making, jobs creation by initiating income generating activities through sports activities, peer education, behavior change and Advocacy amongst the youths in my community.
I am a college graduate who is pursuing Business Management and Community Development studies to be able to improve my work in the community work.

My utmost Prioriry
When young people have just graduated from high school having been in a boarding, they come to the outside world with utmost expectations like enrolling in a University to further their education so as to get employed of course in a prestigious company or organization, probably an international organization.

A lot is put at hand, but the fears of not realizing all this is never vague on their minds until the days, weeks and months pass by after they acquire their certificates. Then they realize that all is not on a silver platter.

During this time, while trying to secure employment there may be a lot of idleness observed and exposure to risks in situations like unwanted behaviors in the community, exposure to HIV/Aids, unwanted pregnancies and STD’s.

It is this focus relating to HIV/AIDS that became my concern as I saw my fellow colleagues losing hope in all after learning of their HIV+ status. Passionately through the information I gained on matters relating to the fight and stigma towards HIV/AIDs, I managed to bring together young people both infected and affected with HIV/AIDS to be empowered and to be able to reach out to their fellow youth.

The motive was to create a forum where youth infected and affected by HIV/AIDS could come together and freely share their problems with their fellow youths in a friendly and conducive atmosphere devoid of any stigma, discrimination and rejection.

The Mission is to empower youths in the fight against HIV and AIDS by involving them actively and directly, through the advocacy of positive behavior change among them, at the same time building their capacity economically through the creation of sustainable income generating activities with the aim of eradicating poverty.

This initiative has given me a lot of satisfaction and more of a reason to wake up in the morning meeting young people and listening to them outsourcing for resources in terms of trainings, internships, access to loans and more so building their capacity and skills to improve my community. Currently with a record of 60 empowered young people, I am very much encouraged to do more as we all know the struggle continues

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User Joined: November 29, 2006
Last Login: May 27, 2014
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