|Organization||African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET)|
Christine Sayo is a 28 year old Communications Professional with a passion for volunteerism. She has worked as a volunteers manager at Volunteers for Africa and is also the current outgoing vicecoordinator of the Volunteer Involving Organisations Society – Kenya. An ardent advocate for volunteerism, Christine was part of the team of 6 that worked on Kenya’s National Volunteerism Policy currently awaiting parliamentary approval.
Thanks to her contributions to the Volunteerism sector and her passion for advancing women’s rights, this year Christine was chosen by the African Womens Development and Communications Network (FEMNET) as the 2015 fellow for Fredskorpset – a Norwegian government professional exchange program anchored on volunteerism among other pillars. In her new mandate, among other tasks, she will be charged with advocating for and nurturing the spirit of volunteerism at DRASPAC – a Ugandan based development research and social policy analysis centre.
Christine holds a Master of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Nairobi. “Volunteerism has opened doors that I did not even know existed and I’m forever thankful for that”, she says.
It is important for Volunteers, volunteer organizations and volunteer managers to shout/make noise about what they are doing to help society and government appreciate and recognize volunteerism. How to document the volunteer work.
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