Kuwa Mwenyewe is the idea and the principle to truly own who we are, our talents, arts, skill and profession and to utilize them to impact positively in society to enhance and actualize synergy towards sustainable growth and development.
Kuwa Mwenyewe is Swahili to mean “To Be the Owner” and it defines ownership not just as a matter of material possession but the individual’s ability to claim a position of responsibility in the society.
Kuwa Mwenyewe therefore implies that we own our society using our God-given Gifts to sculpt, to draw, to construct, to build, to sing, to speak, to reach, to teach; to think, to create, and to establish long lasting socio-economic obelisks that will remain significant now and in the future to come when generations will bear witness of what a progressive generation has done.
The principle enhances individual responsibility in that each recognizes we all have a responsibility to solve problems in our community and develop our society using our gifts, talents, knowledge and professional skills.
This is the guiding philosophy of our organization and it forms the blueprint of our mentorship programs, talent development and community development programs.
Kuwa Mwenyewe Mentorship
This is a model mentorship aimed at enabling every individual and member of the society to Kuwa Mwenyewe, – to become owners (of their society) – to truly own who they are, their talents, arts, skill and profession and to utilize them to impact positively in society to enhance and actualize synergy towards sustainable growth and development.
The focus of the program is development of individual competencies to truly and holistically own their communities to realize individual growth and societal progress through self-discovery and awareness; application of self-discipline; character and attitude development; towards talent and skills development and enterprise development.
Our model is to develop the spirit of ownership and an entrepreneurial culture by fostering individual responsibility and employing problems solving and leadership approach to enable individuals in society to take own initiatives, tap into existing opportunities and create opportunities where none seem existent and in so doing create wealth and grow socially and economically.
Our Commitment is to Kuwa Wenyewe; to truly own who we are, our arts, gifts, talents, skills and profession and to utilize them to impact positively in society to enhance and actualize synergy towards sustainable growth and development while enabling individuals and communities to own who they are, their arts, talents, skills and profession to utilize them to realize individual growth and societal progress
How do we do it?
We design and develop mentorship programs, talent and skills development programs for school going children, teenagers, youth and women and community empowerment and development programs for the youth, and women.
We sustain our activities through enterprise development; developing and offering products and services to create and generate own revenue to fund community projects as well as partner with community stakeholders and partners, and provide avenues for donations from well-wishers and the Christian community to complement our work.