Fullname: Sylvia Khasoa Sore

Category: Humanitarian of the year 2021

Code: 2114

Nominee's Bio: Sylvia Khasoa Sore wears many hats; She is a mother of 2 wonderful daughters and a wife, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simama Na DADA(SND) Initiative, a mentor, a motivational speaker; a Community Development Practitioner, Child Protection Officer, SDG 5 and Gender Equality advocate. Sylvia runs Simama Na DADA, an Initiave that she founded eight years ago which has been ensuring that women and girls get the right information through mentorship and leadership, talent Development programs, reproductive health, Gender Based violence and access of dignity kits to needy women and girls in rural areas, urban slums, Prisons and to Street women and girls. According to Sylvia, she has been Creating Safe spaces for women and girls in the community to be able to speak for themselves and make the right decision to reach their full potential. For the past 8 years, SND has been able to Mentor more than 15,000 young people. Provided dignity kits to more than 10,000 women and girls to ensure that they Menstruate with dignity and stay in school. 6,000 girls are under their Monthly Mentorship-Leadership and distribution of dignity kits programs. SND has been working timeless to ensure that they support women in Social economic Empowerment and sustainability. In the face of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Sylvia continues to mentor and train adolescent girls and young mothers from one of the low-income dwelling in Kenya- Kawangware slums. The girls come together to share their plights, get counselling, engage in crafts and games & Sports as well as access the right social service linkages. The platform also seeks to prepare girls to identify and hone their servant leadership skills at an early age. Sylvia believes that it is her responsibility to Inspire, Mentor, Motivate Elevate, Educate and Empower the young women and girls in Kenya and beyond. Campaigning for their rights to education and safe health rights is her philosophy for living. Her Passion and Love for women and girls is unstoppable. Thus, for the past 8 years, Sylvia has been using her own resources and that from SND Volunteers and well-wishers to see that Simama Na DADA is able to achieve its mandate. Sylvia’s work has been recognized by several local and international organizations; she has been a nominee and finalist for DIAR and Africans Rising Activism Awards of which she emerged second runners up in the just concluded African Rising Activism Award. SND which comprises of young people from different professions, who volunteer themselves in terms of service, time and finances to make sure that they create safe spaces for women and girls through their service in Communities and beyond. The Volunteers get to learn and unlearn whenever they are working with the communities hence make a lot of difference. Links to Nominee’s work: IG: @simamanadada254 Twitter: @simamanadada

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