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VALARIE


Valarie | Gender Lawyer | Co Founder of Village Pillars Empowerment Project | Host at Afri Girl Rise Podcast | Passion: To empower women and girls | Hobbies: Travelling, Listening to music especially live performances, cooking, camping and hiking | Nairobi City, Kenya


Instagram: @afrigirl_rise and @valarie_waswa

Website: www.vipep.org

Podacst: on Spotify / Itunes / Google Podcasts


1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

Having an International Company from Poland getting into a long term partnership with my organization to solve the problem of Water and Sanitation in Kenya. It was a dream come true. Also making new friends from countries all across Africa through my podcast project.

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2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

I was to launch a business project I have been working on for over a year now, but I could not do so, because it's a sector that's directly affected with COVID 19. So I have to wait till things go back to normal.

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3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

That our African continent becomes more developed and industrious, because there is great potential lying untapped in Africa.

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4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

That many girls, in hundreds of thousands here in Africa, may never go back to school after COVID 19, because of teenage pregnancies, early marriages and deaths as a result of rape and defilement. Something has to be done.

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5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE?

My mom- what I admire about her is her passion for her family and all that she does. I have learnt from her to always pour out my heart in everything I seek to do.

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6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?

You can do anything you set your mind to. Your gender should never be your limiting factor.

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