TRACE KENYA is a registered youth led community based organisation dedicated to the empowerment and development of young people especially those in rural areas through grass root action. Its membership comprises of young people from Gilgil town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya who have come together for the common reason of creating avenues in which they can be of benefit to the community while creating employment opportunities for themselves.
TRACE whose synonym from backwards means: CE – Centre for Empowerment and TRA – Transformation. TRACE in English generally means a mark. The organization intends to leave a mark in every activity it undertakes, as it tries to promote the well being of young people who are mostly oppressed due to lack of employment opportunities.
KEVIN MUREITHI MAINA
Kevin is the founder and Projects Director of TRACE. His work in the organisation is to spearhead all the activities that engage the youth in HIV Education, Environment conservation and Entrepreneurship. He is focused on best practices to reach and foster the empowerment and leadership of young people so as to enhance community…
HOPE WAKIO MWANAKE
Hope is the Project Coordinator for Environment and she is in charge of leading all our environment conservation activities. She is highly knowledgeable in this field having worked at Egerton University, Lafarge Eco Systems, Haller Conservation Park and lectured the conservation of sea turtles to tourists at Serena hotel Mombasa…
ANTONY GAKURU WAKINI
Antony is the Projects Coordinator for business development and he is in charge of our income generating activities making sure that they are sustainable and profitable. He also heads our volunteer programmes and works closely with volunteers. He also doubles up as the assistant coordinator for our HIV/AIDS project…
Judy is the Projects Coordinator
for HIV/AIDS for Trace Kenya.She is a trained peer educator and HIV Counselor with experience spanning seven years. Her duties entail leading the organisation in the sensitization of young people on reproductive health issues, organizing youth peer education activities and coordinating performance of theatre…
Michael is our social media strategist. He holds a diploma in IT and is highly knowledgeable in social media messaging including use of social platforms eg facebook, twitter and google+.
Maureen is incharge of our youth policy advocacy programme. She holds a diploma in community development work and is an avid peer educator. She is also currently based as the Coordinator for Climate Action Network and networks with all relevant partners including government and non-governmental organisations for strategic partnerships.