- Executive Director
Mr. Fredrick is a social entrepreneur who believes that there is a solution for any societal problem if we become daring enough to find it, he has over five years experience in the area of youth development work in Kenya, having worked with Kibera Community Youth Programme as one of the founders and Director. He currently continues to serve at KCYP as a board member from April 1st 2008.
He also served as a member on the international advisory council of Tallberg Foundation (until 2008), a Swedish organization that brings together world leaders for reflections on world issues in Sweden yearly.
Based on his knowledge on youth and disability issues, Fredrick was also nominated by the UN Youth Section (NY) to serve as an advisor for three years (from 2008) on the Disability Rights Fund Global Advisory Panel. The Fund supports Disabled Persons Organisations worldwide in advancing their rights and activities towards the implementation or creation of awareness on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
He is a board member at Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Education Centre, a facility that trains children with disabilities and was recognized in January 2009 as a young achiever by the Kenyan government and Brand Kenya initiative in recognition for his exemplary achievement in promoting the youth agenda towards the realization of Kenya’s national development goals.
In April 2009, he was selected as one of the ten international bridge builders by the Harvard University students and later nominated for YouthActionNet Global Fellow Awards 2009/2010 from over a thousand applicants worldwide.
Why I am involved: “Being a person with a disability, I know best how difficult it is to live in a developing country with infrastructural challenges, negative societal attitudes, and lack of equal opportunities; this work provides me with satisfaction as I am able to relate our successes with individual persons with disabilities whose lives have been affected positively and are leading independent lives devoid of poverty and hopelessness. It is not the fancy reports or statistics but the stories of these individuals of how useful our work has been to their lives that sustain my commitment to this work.”
Fredrick is enrolled for Development studies at the University of Nairobi.